The following grants are available to Florida residents. These programs have limited funding; therefore every student wo meets the general eligibility criteria may not receive an award.
First Generation Matching Grant (FGMG)
FGMG is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking, undergraduate, Florida residents enrolled in participating Florida postsecondary institutions, and whose parents have not earned baccalaureate or higher degrees. The award amount vary and is based on the student’s need assessment after any scholarship or grant aid, including, but not limited to, a Pell Grant or Bright Futures Scholarship, has been applied.
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
The Florida Student Assistance Grant Program provides grants to Florida resident students registered a minimum of 6 credit/load hours that have exceptional financial need. The amount of a grant is based on the financial need of a student and the cost of attendance. The FAFSA application is used to determine eligibility. The amount varies every year and is prorated based on hours of enrollment.
State Grants Eligibility Criteria
- Must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA if not a new student
- Must be 1st generation in college (for FGMG)
- Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 hours per term
- Must complete the FAFSA application
- Must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to renew