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Financial Aid Programs Available

District Financial Aid Program (DFAP)

This is a District need-based grant program. Students must complete an FAFSA and be enrolled in a career/technical program. Awards may vary but cannot exceed tuition (not applied toward materials, ID fees, textbooks or supplies). Awards are determined by the school and are based on need and availability of funds. Please refer to School Board Policy 2450- Adult, Post-Secondary, Career and Community Education.

Students receiving DFAP funds who do not maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be denied approval for future awards. Students, who fail a class while receiving funds from DFAP or Fee Waiver, will not receive this assistance to repeat the course. Students must follow the attendance and academic guidelines established by the school. Students must complete FM 6498 DFAP/Fee Waiver Application.

No DFAP is allowed for students taking career technical educational classes strictly for personal or hobby use.

Federal Pell Grant Program

Federally funded grants are awarded by the United States Department of Education (ED) to students who demonstrate financial need. The Pell Grant is available to students who enroll in an eligible Title IV program and meet all other requirements set by the ED. Applications for Federal Student Aid can be accessed through the Internet at www.fafsa.ed.gov

Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Federally funded grant program awarded to eligible students receiving federal financial aid who demonstrate financial need. Awards are calculated by school’s Financial Aid Office and are determined by need and availability of funds. Students must complete an error-free FAFSA each year to be considered for this aid. Not all schools participate in this program.

Fee Waiver Program

This is a District need-based grant program. Awards may vary but cannot exceed tuition (not applied toward materials, ID fees, textbooks or supplies). Awards are determined by the school and are based on need and the availability of funds.

The student must not be receiving other sources of financial aid from the school for that trimester. An application must be submitted each term and the applicant must be able to provide documentation to verify financial need. Satisfactory academic progress and attendance must be maintained to continue receiving a fee waiver.

No Fee Waivers are allowed for students taking classes strictly for personal or hobby use.

CareerSource South Florida (CSF)

This is a federally funded agency that provides training vouchers to unemployed and economically disadvantaged students. The vouchers cover tuition, material and ID fees, and books. Students are referred to a participating CareerSource South Florida Center where they can complete the necessary application. The student must also complete an FAFSA. This program is coordinated through the Department of Labor and Employment Security. Information can be found at www.careersourcesfl.com/