The Federal Pell Grant is available for students working on their first bachelor’s degree who demonstrate financial need. Financial need is determined based on the University’s published Cost of Attendance (COA) minus the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Award amounts are published by the U.S. Department of Education, and based on the student’s enrollment status.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Pell Grant lifetime duration of eligibility has been set to six full years/600%. You are able to view your Pell Grant history in the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
Pell Grant amounts are subject to change yearly. In addition, students may not receive a Federal Pell Grant at more than one school at a time.
How is my Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) calculated? Click here to learn more.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to Pell-eligible students who demonstrate exceptional need. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least six credits to receive this grant. It is important to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible because this grant is limited.
Award amounts will depend on the allotment that Florida Polytechnic University receives from the U.S. Department of Education and the number of students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.
Students must reapply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is January 1. The Office of Financial Aid will award SEOG to students who demonstrate the highest need first. The FAFSA must have a valid EFC number to be considered; this will require a successful completion of the FAFSA.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:
- You are ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant based on your expected family contribution (but meet all other criteria to qualify for Pell);
- Your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11; and
- You were under 24 years of age or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.
Note: Additional documentation may be requested from the Financial Aid Department at Florida Polytechnic University.
The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year (July 1 – June 30), but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for that award year. Due to federal sequestration, award amounts for any Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, and before Oct. 1, 2016, must be reduced by 6.8 percent.
General Federal Grant Eligibility Requirements
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. Your FAFSA must be received and successfully processed by the federal processing system.
- US citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Not be in default on a federal student loan
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Registered with Selective Service, if you are a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
- Enrolled at least half-time (six credits) in an eligible program of study