Florida Southern College

Need-based Aid


Not only do our students benefit from well-established state federal programs that provide aid to financially-deserving students, Florida Southern also provides generous need-based grants to all students who qualify.

Even if you do not qualify for a federal or state grant, you may still be eligible for a need-based assistance from the College.

Federal & State Aid Programs

Florida Southern participates in all of the major federal and many state-based programs based upon financial need.

Federal Pell Grant

In 2015-2016 the federal government awarded up to $5,775 to undergraduate, degree-seeking students who had not already obtained a bachelor’s degree.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Up to $500 granted to undergraduate, degree-seeking students with exceptional financial need.

Let our Financial Aid staff show you how a Florida Southern education is within your reach!

Need-Based Awards

In addition to established state and federal programs for students with financial need, Florida Southern also provides need-based grants to students who qualify. We offer options for academically outstanding first-year applicants who demonstrate significant financial need.

George W. Jenkins Scholarships

Full tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and personal expenses The George W. Jenkins Scholarships are intended to allow deserving students to complete a four-year college education without substantial economic hardship for themselves or their families.

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Hazel Haley Scholarships

$2,500 per year awarded to graduates of Lakeland High School with proven financial need, this scholarship awards up to $10,000 over four years. Candidates must have proven financial need. Preference is given to students pursuing English or education majors.

Florida Students

Florida offers an array of state-funded assistance programs for residents who attend college in their home state.

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)

$2,150* per year administered by the Florida Department of Education, this program provides tuition assistance to students who are Florida residents attending private, non-profit colleges and universities within the state. No separate application required.

Florida Prepaid Tuition Plan Benefits from this program may be used at Florida Southern. For information, visit MyFloridaPrepaid.com.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

$1,400 per year*, this need-based grant program is available to degree-seeking undergraduates who demonstrate financial need and are Florida residents. *In 2013-2014, eligible full-time students received $1,400. Renewable for FSAG recipients who have a 2.0 GPA at the end of spring term for prior year and complete the specified number of hours for the term and amount awarded. FSAG is a need-based program, so funds may be limited and it’s important to complete your FAFSA early to receive full consideration

Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Funded by the Florida Lottery, this merit-based program offers three award categories—each with distinct criteria and various scholarship amounts.

Out-of-State Students

Our financial aid staff will be happy to show you how a Florida Southern education is within your reach! Even if you do not qualify for state or federal grants, you may be eligible for a need-based assistance from Florida Southern College. Last year, we provided more than $18 million in scholarships to students like you.

Great news! If you’re from Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, or Vermont, you may qualify for aid from your home state. For details, see Helpful Web site