EFSC's Palm Bay Campus reopened at noon today following the morning closure due to City of Palm Bay water system improvements. Palm Bay classes have resumed as of noon, and a boil water order is in place for 48 hours through Friday. Water is safe for hand washing and restroom use, but should not be ingested unless boiled for one minute. Students should contact their instructor about any impact on course assignments. This alert will be updated as needed.


COVID Update:

EFSC has returned to normal pre-COVID operations, with full capacity on-campus classes and events. Click for the COVID Reporting Requirements and the Return to Campus Approval Process which remain in place. See the Student Services Guide for on-campus services available on a walk-in basis or by appointment, plus virtual options. Read the latest updates.

Grant Programs Information

Filling out a Free Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) begins the process of EFSC’s Financial Aid team matching you with the types of aid that you qualify for, such as Pell Grants, loans, scholarships and work study. Explore the details of various grant programs, a form of need-based aid that does not have to be repaid, in the accordion below. You must reapply for your financial aid package each academic year.


Federal Pell Grant

Federally funded/awarded undergraduate program based on financial need. Award payments are prorated according to enrollment status.

Full Time: 12 or more credit hours
3/4 time: 9-11 credit hours
1/2 time: 6-8 credit hours
Less than 1/2 time: 5 or fewer credit hours

• A student may only receive the Federal Pell Grant for the equivalent of 12 semesters over a lifetime.

• Approximate Pell Awards for 2021-2022: Range from $324 - $3,247 per semester

May 2021 Important Update for Pell Grant Recipients: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education is reaching out to Pell Grant recipients about eligibility for a monthly discount on broadband internet service under a temporary program administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) through the Universal Service Administrative Co. Learn more about the discounted internet program and how to apply.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Federally funded; awarded by EFSC to students with exceptional need. SEOG funding is extremely limited so apply for aid as soon as possible.

Awards: $200 per semester

Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG)

Funded by Office of State Financial Assistance (OSFA) to students with one-year Florida residency, enrolled in A.A. or A.S. degree programs and with financial need. Funding is limited so apply for aid as soon as possible.

Awards: $500 - $1,000 per semester

See  FSAG Fact Sheet

Florida Public Post-secondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant Program (FSAGCE)

Funded/awarded by the Office of State Financial Assistance (OSFA) to students with one-year Florida residency, enrolled in certificate programs. Funding is limited so apply for aid as soon as possible.

Awards: $500 - $1,000 per semester

See Career Education Student Assistance Grant Fact Sheet

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grants

Student emergency grants are available for Fall Term 2021 to assist with educational expenses as part of the federal government's Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) due to the COVID pandemic. Students do not have to apply and no FAFSA is required. The grants will be awarded to every non-Dual Enrolled student taking at least one for-credit or clock-hour course, with the amount prorated based on the student's schedule. The emergency grants are in addition to any other financial aid and will not have to be repaid. The grants are not applied to any balance due on a student's account and will be disbursed to the student as a refund using BankMobile, EFSC’s refund processor. Full term HEERF refunds will be disbursed in September. The same HEERF grant process will apply to shorter Fall Terms.


Aid and Scholarship Contacts

Phone: 321-433-7339

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Ralph M. Williams Student Center,
Bldg. 11
Student Services Center, Bldg. 1
Palm Bay:
Administration, Bldg. 1
Student Center, Bldg. 3

Contacts, Dates & Deadlines


View details on contacting us by phone or email, plus walk-in locations to talk with an aid specialist or drop off documents.

Aid Application Priority Deadlines
April 21, 2022: For Summer 2022
July 21, 2022: For Fall 2022
Nov. 28, 2022: For Spring 2023
April 20, 2023: For Summer 2023

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Upcoming Aid & Tuition Dates

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