Applying for Financial Aid


Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Financial aid is only awarded to admitted students.

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To apply for need-based financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, and federal work-study, complete the FAFSA. Our federal school code is 042634. Adding our school code allows Florida Poly to receive your FAFSA information and determine eligibility for aid.

To complete the FAFSA on the web, you will need an FSA ID and password. Your parent will also need an FSA and password if you are a dependent student.

Create Your FSA ID

FAFSA: Determining Dependency Status

How to Fill Out the FAFSA


Florida resident high school seniors can apply for the Florida Bright Futures program using the FFAA. Florida Poly is notified of your eligibility, but it is very important that you list Florida Polytechnic University as the institution you plan to attend.

Newly admitted students will receive their financial aid offer letters in the mail and via email beginning in December. Continuing students may review their aid packages inCAMS for the following academic year as early as March.

Once you have deposited to the University, you will be assigned a CAMS student portal Login and password. This email is sent to you from the Florida Poly Helpdesk within 24 hours of depositing to the University.

To accept or decline your financial aid, follow these steps:

  1. Access CAMS by clicking
  2. Enter your NetID, password and start term to begin (be sure you have selected the correct year start term from the dropdown)
  3. Click the My Financial Aid link
  4. Review your Financial Aid Award and/or Scholarships and click the Accept or Decline box next to each award. Federal Student Aid will not disburse without an Accept decision.

Federal Student Loans – If you are borrowing federal direct loans, you must complete the following at using your FSA ID and password (the same login information from FAFSA):

  • Complete Entrance Counseling to ensure you understand the responsibilities and obligations you are assuming (approx. 20-30 minutes).
  • Complete loan agreement for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN), a legal document in which you promise to repay your federal student loans and any interest that accrues (approx. 20-30 minutes).

Verification – If your FAFSA was selected for the verification process, you will be required to submit additional documentation. The Office of Financial Aid will notify you if you are selected for this process.


October 1
Free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available to students and families (note: the 24-25 FAFSA will be delayed to Dec 1)
January 1
Priority deadline for completion of FAFSA
December-May Estimated award letters sent to students for new academic year (fall semester)
May 1 Enrollment confirmation deadline. Deposit to the University to confirm your enrollment for Fall.
August 31 Following senior year of high school – last day to complete the Florida Financial Aid Application for Bright Futures.

You will be able to view your direct costs in your CAMS student portal by visiting the My Ledger link. You will also be able to view your accepted financial aid and any Florida Prepaid tuition plans applied toward these direct costs.

Florida Prepaid Program Information

Direct costs charged on your student ledger may include tuition, local fees, meal plan, housing and any books purchased with a book voucher in the University Bookstore.

Direct Costs are assessed and financial aid posts to your student ledger after the Add/Drop period. If there is remaining aid on your account after direct costs, a student refund will be issued to you.

Disbursement and Student Refund Information

Please note: Phase 1 Housing is owned and operated by a third party and payment arrangements must be made directly through Housing. If you have enough financial aid to fully cover your direct costs and your semester housing payment, you may defer your payment until after student refunds are issued.

Authorization to Apply Financial Aid toward Phase 1 Housing


Florida Poly Scholarships

Florida Poly Scholarships are reviewed for annual renewal at the end of the year (following summer) for up to 4 undergraduate years. Students must meet the following renewal criteria:

  • GPA – 2.0 cumulative GPA (undergraduates) first year and 2.5 each year after/3.0 cumulative GPA (graduates)
  • Course Completion Ratio – 67% successful completion of coursework attempted
  • Enrollment Status – Attempt full time (undergraduates = 12+ credits; graduates = 9+ credits) each fall and spring (Florida Poly Scholarships are not awarded in the summer)

Florida Bright Futures

All Bright Futures recipients are required to meet minimum credit hour and GPA requirements for annual renewal. The Office of Financial Aid reports cumulative GPA and number of fall/spring credit hours at the end of spring semester each year.

More information on Florida Bright Futures renewal can be found by visiting the Bright Futures Handbook.

First year restoration available for GPA requirement only.

Federal Student Aid

  • GPA – Undergraduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion Ratio – A student must complete 67 percent of all attempted credit hours, including transfer hours. The calculation used to determine successful SAP completion is: Total Cumulative Credit Hours Successfully Completed ÷ Total Cumulative Hours Attempted = Percentage of Completed Courses Result.
  • Maximum Time Frame – The maximum time frame for a student to complete his/her degree is 150 percent of the required number of credit hours needed to graduate.

The Office of Financial Aid will review a student’s SAP at the end of each semester to determine if the student has met the minimum requirements to remain eligible for Federal Student Aid. Please refer to the FPU 5.00742 Satisfactory Academic Progress policy for additional information on SAP, including Warning, Appeal and Probation.


If you are selected for verification, you will be notified by the Office of Financial Aid at Florida Polytechnic University. This process is a federal requirement, with the intent to improve the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA.

It will require you to submit additional documentation in order to determine your financial aid eligibility. Once the verification process is complete, your financial aid awards may be revised to reflect your correct eligibility. Failure to complete the verification process will stop your financial aid from disbursing and any balance owed for tuition and fees will become your responsibility.

Verification can be completed here.