Grants are supplied by the federal government, state government, or the institution to meet the cost of your education. Grants are, generally, based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are no repayment obligations tied to grants.
Federal Pell Grant ($0-$5,550) – A need-based federal program. Eligibility for this award is determined through the financial aid application process. Maximum number of semesters a student may receive the Federal Pell Grant is the equivalent of 18 full-time semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – A federal program for students with exceptional need who are also eligible for the Pell Grant program. Maximum award is $2,000.
Rollins College Grants
Rollins Grant ($0-$27,000) – A Rollins program for full-time students with demonstrated need and academic talent. Awards are made to Arts & Sciences students for up to four years. Students must complete the financial aid application process each year to be considered for this award. The amount of the award will vary each year depending on income and family circumstance.
Endowed grants and scholarships (various amounts) – Donated funds are awarded based on the wishes of the donor. These donated monies are used in conjunction with the Rollins Grant program to meet as much financial need of students as is possible. These awards will have a variety of names and will, generally, be used to meet need. These funds will simply replace existing monies already awarded using Rollins resources.
In order to qualify for Florida Grants, you must be considered a Florida resident as detailed on the Florida Resident Affadavit. Please complete and submit appropriate documentation to the Financial Aid Office. In addition, Florida residency and exceptions can be reviewed in section 2.4 of the Basic Provisions at FACTS.org
Florida Student Assistance Grant ($0-$1,800) – A state grant that provides assistance to Florida residents who have financial need. The grant is renewable provided you maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and complete at least 24 credit hours each year. Renewal of this program is also contingent on your completion of a financial aid application and continued financial need.
Florida Resident Access Grant ($2,149) - A state grant that is not based on financial need and is available to students who are residents of Florida attending a private institution. The grant is renewable provided you maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and complete at least 24 credit hours each year. The Florida legislature determines the award each summer for the upcoming academic year.