Updated April 28, 2020: Due to overwhelming interest in this program, the available funds have been depleted and applications are no longer being accepted. Those who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus may be eligible to receive funds from the federal CARES Act.


Florida Polytechnic University, through the generosity of the Student Government Association, may provide funding to students experiencing unanticipated expenses due to emergency situations. This financial assistance is intended as a funding bridge for Florida Poly students to cover education-related expenses.

This program is designed to assist in situations where the

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emergency may impede academic progress. Phund-A-Phoenix awards are grants that reimburse actual expenses tied to the effects of an emergency situation and its impact on student progress and may include money spent for unanticipated travel, replacement of medications, emergency child care due to extended school closures, additional technology requirements, etc. These awards are not a loan and do not need to be repaid. Phund-A-Phoenix funds may be taxable income;  student recipients should consult with a tax professional to make that determination.

COVID-19 Emergency-Student Grant Assistance is limited to $200 per student.


  • Must be a currently enrolled graduate or undergraduate student
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress
  • Must be in good standing with the University


To request funding, students must complete the Emergency Funding Form.


The fund is administered by the Office of Financial Aid and all requests are reviewed by a committee consisting of Financial Aid and Student Affairs staff. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by the Office of Financial Aid. The committee’s decisions are final. Money will be disbursed through the University’s credit balance refund process via BankMobile.

Please note: If you have applied for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and financial need has been determined for you, your eligibility for financial aid may be reviewed and additional documentation may be requested.


For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid at 863-874-4774 or by email.