Pell Grant — A federal grant awarded when the student does not have a B.S./B.A. degree or equivalent. The amount received depends on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the cost of attendance at Florida State College at Jacksonville and enrollment status. For more information, visit the Pell Grant webpage.

BlueWave Opportunity Grant — A FSCJ institutional grant for students enrolled in an eligible program enrolled at least half-time (at least six credits per term or 225 clock hours per payment period) who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) — A federal grant that is awarded when a student demonstrates exceptional need and does not have a B.S./B.A. degree or equivalent.

Florida First Generation Matching Grant — A need-based program for degree seeking students, enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per term; whose parent/parents did not complete a baccalaureate degree.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) — A need-based program for full-time undergraduate students. Recipients must meet Florida residency requirements for state student aid, and be enrolled in an A.A., A.S., A.A.S. or B.A.S. program.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Part-Time — Students who do not meet the full-time FSAG eligibility requirements may be eligible if they enroll for 6-11 credits. Awards may be for one term only.

Workforce Certificate Grant (Formerly PSAV) — A FSCJ institutional grant for students enrolled in an eligible Workforce Certificate program. Recipients must be enrolled for at least 225 clock hours and must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE) Program — A need-based grant program available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs of 450 or more clock hours/or 15 credit hours.

Direct Subsidized Loans — Low interest federal loans made to eligible students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education. Interest is paid by the U.S. Department of Education while the student is enrolled at least half-time. For more information, visit the Federal Student Loan Program webpage.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans — Low interest federal loans made to eligible students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan. However, the loan cannot exceed the Cost of Attendance, and the student is responsible for interest payments while in school. For more information, visit the Federal Student Loan Program webpage.

Direct PLUS Loans for Parents — A loan available to parents of dependent students to help pay for their educational expenses. Parents are required to demonstrate credit worthiness. Parents will begin repaying both the principal and the interest while the student is enrolled in college.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) — A federal work program that provides jobs to help pay for educational expenses. This program encourages community service and work related to the student’s program of study. Students will be paid at least the federal minimum wage and can work 10 to 20 hours per week.

Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) — A need-based program providing eligible Florida students work experiences to complement and reinforce their educational and career goals. For more information, visit the FWEP webpage.

Scholarships are a source of aid available to students who meet certain eligibility requirements.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program — A merit scholarship awarded to Florida high school graduates. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of six credits, be degree-seeking, and meet Florida residency requirements for state student aid. Scholarships will be paid at a flat "per credit" rate. In addition, students who withdraw during the semester will be required to repay the Bright Futures funding received for the classes from which they withdraw. Finally, in order to be eligible for renewal awards, the Bright Futures Program measures the number of credit hours a student must earn based on their enrollment type. For example, a student who is funded full-time (12 hours) in Term 1 and funded three-quarter time (9 hours) in Term 2 is required to earn a minimum of 21 credit hours by the conclusion of the spring term. Students may review important information pertaining to their award on the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Student Financial Assistance website by logging in with their state ID and PIN.

Bright Futures rates
Bright Futures Award
Bright Futures per credit hour
FSCJ Tuition per credit hour
Florida Academic Scholars in A.A., A.S., A.A.S. programs $104.88
$104.88
Florida Academic Scholars in B.A.S.courses $116.52 $116.52
Florida Medallion Scholars in A.A., A.S., A.A.S.courses $78.66  $104.88
Florida Medallion Scholars in P.S.A.V.courses $65.70 $87.60
Florida Medallion Scholars in B.A.S.courses $87.39 $116.52
Vocational Gold Seal Scholars in  A.S. and A.A.S.courses $48 $104.88
Vocational Gold Seal Scholars in P.S.A.V. courses $39 $87.60

If you have been admitted to Florida State College at Jacksonville you can use the Scholarship Management Site to learn more about available scholarship opportunities.

Child Care Grants 

Child care grants are available for eligible students with dependent children. The grants pay up to 60 percent of eligible child care costs. For more information, contact the campus Student Success office.

Talent Grants For Athletics, Fine Arts and Co-Curricular Activities 

Talent grants are awarded to selected students based on a specified talent. Recipients are selected through an audition or other demonstration of talent. Grants are given for athletics, fine arts, as well as for participation in certain extracurricular organizations.

For more information about athletic talent grants, contact the athletic department at (904) 646-2202; fine arts grants, contact the fine arts department at (904) 646-2162 or co-curricular grants, contact the cultural programs department at (904) 632-3123.

Available talent grant areas
Athletic
Fine Arts
Co-curricular
Baseball
Men’s Basketball
Women’s Basketball
Women’s Softball
Women’s Tennis
Women’s Volleyball
Dance
Gospel Chorale
Graphic Design
Instrumental
Multimedia
Theatre
Visual Arts
Brain Bowl
Forensics (Persuasive Speaking or
  Extemporaneous Speaking)
Student Ambassadors
Student Newspaper (The Campus Voice)
Student Government A. Leadership