Remember, it’s your responsibility to

  • apply early for financial aid assistance;
  • complete a FAFSA each year (FAFSAs for the upcoming fall term are available after January 1);
  • submit all required forms and documentation to FSCJ; and
  • use financial aid for educationally related expenses only.
Information & Hours
Federal School Code
Code 001484
Contact Information
Phone (904) 646-2300
(877) 633-5950
Fax (904) 633-5958
Email
financialaid@fscj.edu
Hours
Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri. 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Your Financial Aid Options

You don't have to navigate financial aid alone. Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) is committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs through a variety of financing and payment options. Take time to explore the various options below, so you can decide which ones are the best fit for your life and budget.

Ways to Pay for Your Education

When it comes to covering your college expenses, you have options. Federal student financial aid, available through the U.S. Department of Education, provides loans, grants, and scholarships to help fund your degree.  In addition, some students may also qualify for State grants and scholarship programs like Bright Futures, First Generation and the Florida State Assistance Grant (FSAG).  We also offer institutional scholarships and grants. 

Your eligibility is based on your current financial need, as well as other factors, including whether you're a full-time or part-time student. We encourage you to learn about these different ways to pay for your education and find out which ones you may qualify for. Remember: The No. 1 reason students don't get financial aid is because they never apply.

1. Federal Financial Aid

Explore the different federal financial aid options, including federal grants and federal loans.

 

2. State Scholarships/Grants

Explore the different state financial aid options, including state scholarships and state grants.

3. Institutional Scholarships/Grants

Learn about the more than 200 FSCJ scholarships, as well as private scholarship opportunities.

4. Military & Veterans Benefits

FSCJ is experienced helping military and veteran students use Tuition Assistance and veterans education benefits to pay for school.

5. Interest-Free Monthly Payment Plan

Spread out your tuition costs over the entire semester with the interest-free monthly payment plan.

6. Tax Benefits for College Students

Find out about tax credits and deductions available to college students that can bring down your costs.

The American Opportunity Tax Credit allows families to claim a credit of up to $2,500 for each eligible dependent for up to four tax years. The credit applies toward tuition and fees for the first two years of postsecondary education for students who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate1 program.

The Lifetime Learning Credit allows families to claim up to $2,000 per year for postsecondary education, including undergraduate or graduate degrees or individual courses to acquire or improve job skills.

Additionally, you may be able to deduct up to $4,000 in tuition and fees from your income if you itemize deductions on your return. The Internal Revenue Service has more information about education-related tax benefits, including deductions for work-related education.The American Opportunity Tax Credit allows families to claim a credit of up to $2,500 for each eligible dependent for up to four tax years. The credit applies toward tuition and fees for the first two years of postsecondary education for students who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate1 program.

The Lifetime Learning Credit allows families to claim up to $2,000 per year for postsecondary education, including undergraduate or graduate degrees or individual courses to acquire or improve job skills.

Additionally, you may be able to deduct up to $4,000 in tuition and fees from your income if you itemize deductions on your return. The Internal Revenue Service has more information about education-related tax benefits, including deductions for work-related education.


Apply for Aid at FSCJ

FSCJ encourages you to apply for financial aid, regardless of your income. You may receive more than you expect! All the forms you need to apply for financial aid and for admission to FSCJ are available online.

The FAFSA is Your First Step

Your first step in applying for aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA. FSCJ's school code is 001484. For priority consideration, your FAFSA must be received by the established priority deadlines:

  • June 1 (for fall)
  • November 1 (for spring)
  • April 1 (for summer)

Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.

Videos: FSCJ Helps Students Navigate Financial Aid

Financial Aid Basics

Upcoming Financial Aid Changes

Net Price Calculator

Shopping Sheet

Parent Information - Overview

Parent Information - Understanding Financial Aid