It's important you are aware of new federal requirements that impact the 2024-25 FAFSA, which is not yet available because of these changes. The updates could impact your aid package so please review the current FAFSA Simplification Act details.
Financial aid is money provided to students to help meet college costs. When you apply for aid through Eastern Florida State College’s Financial Aid Office, we automatically consider you for all available types of aid.
Do I Qualify for Financial Aid?
Some types of aid are based on proving financial need, such as grants, which do not need to be repayed. Financial need refers to the difference between the amount you and your family are able to contribute and the overall cost of your education (including tuition, books, supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses). EFSC publishes annual Cost of Attendance estimates that are used as part of the aid eligibility equation. We also have a calculator tool that can help you estimate your costs — and our Fast Facts brochure can be helpful.
You must also have obtained a standard high school diploma, a diploma from a state-recognized equivalent home school program, or a GED®.
To determine if you qualify for financial aid, you must:
- Enroll in a financial aid-eligible EFSC program for the purpose of obtaining a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, or a certificate
that is enough credit or clock-hours to qualify, and
- Submit an application for financial aid including any required forms you're asked to complete. Any student may qualify for some type of aid, such as student loans, so we encourage every student to apply.
- Enroll in a financial aid-eligible EFSC program for the purpose of obtaining a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, or a certificate that is enough credit or clock-hours to qualify, and
Financial aid can only be used to fund courses that are required for your declared major, and because your needs can change, you must re-apply for financial aid each academic year. You are not eligible to receive student aid if you are in default on a federal or state loan, or if you owe a refund on a grant you received to attend any institution.
Follow these easy steps to apply for Financial Aid at EFSC:
There are several different kinds of Financial Aid available. The most common include:
Scholarships are awards based on merit, special talent, and/or financial need and don't need to be repaid.
Loans are available to students and parents at low interest rates, with repayment usually deferred until after graduation.
In addition to these more common sources of funding, financial aid is also available in the form of book vouchers and through special educational benefit programs, such as those for military veterans.
Important Dates and Deadlines
Get details about our priority application deadlines, fund disbursement dates, and more.Check the Calendar
Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about financial aid? Check this page for some of the most common inquiries.Read Our FAQ
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