Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sue Scheff: College Financial Aid - FRAG Deadline Approaching

Are you a Florida resident with a student in an eligible college for the FRAG scholarship? The deadline for FRAG (Florida Resident Access Grant) for 2010 spring semester is February 17th.

What is FRAG?

The William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university. FRAG is a decentralized state of Florida program, which means that each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines, and student eligibility.


Eligibility Requirements

  1. High School Graduate or GED
  2. One year bona fide resident of state of Florida, as of the first day of classes. ***A dependent student's residency is based on his/her parent(s) permanent state of residence.***
  3. Cannot already have a college degree.
  4. Be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours per semester.
  5. Be making satisfactory academic progress(SAP)
NOTE: SAP includes maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0. There is a grace period allowed if student's CGPA falls below a 2.0.

For renewal, a student must earn 24 hours in the previous academic year. Summer school hours earned do not count.

Maximum eligibility is nine (9) semesters.

*NOTE: The FRAG is paid on a semester basis. Each semester's grant is subject to reduction by the state of Florida, depending on the availability of funds.

2009-10 Florida Resident Access Grant program eligible institutions, click here.

Apply here.

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