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The priority deadline date for all students is April 1. Applications received after that date will be handled on first-come, first-served basis. It should be noted that missing the deadline of April 1 does not exclude a student from qualifying for some need-based aid such as the Pell Grant and Stafford Loan. Please file during January and February to ensure your eligibility for aid funds. After April 1st the financial aid office cannot guarantee financial aid will be processed in time to meet the payment deadlines.
Students, who through the FAFSA qualify for work-study, can complete and return the work application form. Need based work-study positions will be filed on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all positions are filled the Office of Financial Aid will begin work waiting list.
Flagler College participates in the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program. The College uses the USDE as its single source for student and parent loans. The Direct Loan Program benefits the student borrower by making the application process easier for the student and expedites the receipt of loan funds. To receive a student loan, student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be sure to list Flagler's Federal School Code (007893) on the form. The student will also have to complete the direct loan application form provided by the Financial Aid Office.
Flagler College participates in the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program. The College uses the USDE as its single source for student and parent loans. No other lenders' forms are accepted. Please call the Financial Aid Office at (904) 819-6225 to request a Direct Loan form to apply for a PLUS loan.
Parents may borrow through the federal loan program the full amount of the student's Cost of Attendance less any other aid received. Cost of Attendance includes the actual costs of Tuition and Room & Board (if the student is boarding), estimated amounts for books, supplies, transportation, personal expenses and off-campus living expenses (if the student non-boarding).
If a parent is denied a PLUS Loan, then the student is eligible to borrow additional Stafford Student Loan funds above the usual annual limit. Grade level determines how much additional loan funds a student may apply for in this instance. Freshmen and Sophomores can borrow $4,000 more per year, and Juniors and Seniors $5,000 more per year.
The FAFSA is not required to apply for a Parent Plus Loan only.
The College does not offer a plan for installment payments of tuition and fees. If additional aid funds are needed, after applying for the maximum Federal Direct Student Loan available, then a Private Alternative Student Loan from a commercial lender may be an option to consider. The loan terms, fees and interest rates of Private Alternative Student Loans vary from lender to lender. Flagler College recommends a comparison of several of these loans and lenders to find the one which best suits your needs. You are free to choose the lender. Flagler College will process private student loan forms from any lender that you select.
The State of Florida offers a number of non-need scholarships to freshmen which require the student to apply through his/her high school during the student's senior year. Flagler College encourages students to contact their high school guidance counselors for information on eligibility and application requirements.
Students and parents will need to supply documentation showing at least one year of Florida residency. Specifics can be found by logging onto my.flagler.edu once a student is accepted.
A student may obtain an application from the Flagler College Education Department. The application should be submitted to the Education Department in the Spring Semester. All applications will be reviewed by a committee which will recommend recipients to the President of the College. The President will select the students to be nominated to the State for consideration.
A student who has entitlements under the Florida Prepaid College program may have their entitlements transferred to Flagler College. The student should contact both the Florida Prepaid Program (800-552-4723) and the Flagler College Business Office (904-819-6230) to make arrangements for this transfer.
There are a number of scholarships available on a year-to-year basis. These scholarships are provided by individuals or organizations who specify the eligibility requirements. Those requirements vary widely and include such things as academic record, need, major, intended career, and area of residency. Annual scholarships will be publicized as they become available, and application instructions are provided at that time. Please note: full-time enrollment is required for all Flagler College institutional scholarships.
As an NCAA Division II institution, athletic scholarships are awarded at the coach's discretion in the following sports: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross-country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis and volleyball.
This program is designed to provide non-need students with work opportunities on campus. Since priority for jobs is given to students with need, a non-need student is assigned a job usually when he/she is specifically requested by a work supervisor because of special skills or talent. A student not requested on this basis can apply for a job through the Office of Financial Aid, at which time he/she is placed on a waiting list. The normal work week is six hours and the minimum wage is paid. The standard work award is $700 per semester.
Two awards are given annually to high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and leadership. The awards are based on merit without regard to financial need. The funds for the Lewis-Wiley Scholar Awards are provided by a private trust established by Mr. Lawrence Lewis, Jr., and his sister, Mrs. James L. Wiley.
Flagler College is a participating member of Tuition Exchange. This scholarship is open to children of employees at participating member schools. More than 500 colleges participate, and students accepted into this program receive a grant for our full tuition charge. (Florida residents receive full tuition less the Florida Resident Access Grant) To be a candidate for a TE scholarship, a family member must be an eligible employee at a participating institution and certified (sponsored) by the sending institution. Once this is done, the normal admissions process is followed and an application for a TE scholarship is sent by the liaison officer at the sponsoring institution to school(s) considering the candidate. Awards are competitive and not automatic.