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Financial Assistance

Financial Aid information is available to all students. Students who are interested in applying for Federal Student Aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Sources of Financial Assistance

The following sources of financial assistance may be available to qualified FMTC students:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE)
  • CareerSource Education Grants
  • Florida Bright Futures
  • Florida Pre-Paid
  • Community Scholarships
  • Institutional Assistance

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is gift assistance based on financial need that does not need to be repaid. To be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you must meet the following requirements each academic year:

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  • Complete a FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Enroll in an eligible program.
  • Have a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Have not have previously received a bachelor's degree.
  • Must not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant or loan program.
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

2016-2017, awards range from $598 to $5,815.

Steps to Complete Financial Aid Eligibility

Step #1 
Fill out your FAFSA application at WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV  

Read all instructions very carefully. A correct FAFSA will make the process very smooth. Fill out the 2016-2017 FAFSA using your 2015 tax information. 

FMTC’s school code is: 007558

Step # 2
Information from the FAFSA will be processed and sent to the Financial Aid Office 3-5 business days after submission. The student is responsible for contacting the financial aid office to verify application receipt and aid eligibility/ineligibility. 

Financial Aid Application Checklist

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Florida Student Assistance Grant – Career Education (FSAG-CE)
The Florida Student Assistance Grant - Career Education (FSAG-CE) is a need-based grant program available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs at participating career centers operated by district school boards.

At FMTC, an eligible student may receive an FSAG-CE if he or she meets the following requirements:

  • Complete a FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Establish Florida residency
  • Have an eligible Expected Family Contribution, as determined by the FA Office annually
  • Have not have previously received a bachelor's degree
  • Must not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant or loan program
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Sponsorship

CareerSource Southwest Florida offers funding for tuition, books, uniforms, and tools to those who qualify. Students must be enrolled in an eligible program and meet the requirements set forth by the organization. FMTC staff members are unable to make any final determinations on student eligibility for Workforce funding. All questions and concerns can be answered by the organization at (239) 931-8200 or (800) 557-3242.

Scholarships

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