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Florida Student Assistance Grant

What is the FSAG?
The Florida Student Assistance Grant is a need-based state/institutional administered program.
How do I apply for the FSAG?
Complete a FAFSA online at www.FAFSA.org.
The student financial aid file must be complete prior to awarding the FSAG funds.
Priority awarding begins on April 15 each year.
How is eligibility determined?
Students are required to be Florida residents.
Students enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours may be eligible for a full-time FSAG.
Students enrolled for less than 12 credit hours, but a minimum of six credit hours, may be eligible for a prorated FSAG.
Priority is given to students whose financial aid files are completed by April 15.
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Students must also adhere to the items listed under the General Eligibility Requirements for Student Aid.
How much is awarded in the FSAG?
The amount of the FSAG varies from $1,304 - $2,069 (annual figure), depending on the student’s eligibility.
How are the FSAG funds issued?
Once FSAG funds are awarded, students can view each semester award via their WISE account.
Students may use FSAG funds to pay tuition and book costs. Any remaining FSAG funds after tuition and book costs have been covered are disbursed to each awarded student through their PHSC One Card after the semester begins.
What are the criteria for continued eligibility?
  1. Complete a FAFSA each academic year.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  3. Renewal FSAG recipients are required to meet minimum credit hour requirements to remain eligible the following academic year. The credit hour requirements are as follows:
    • 12 credit hours earned each term for full-time enrollment
    • 9 credit hours earned each term for three-quarter time enrollment
    • 6 credit hours earned each term for half-time enrollment

Application hints

  • Apply early! Funds are limited. Priority awarding begins April 15, each year.
  • Record accurate information on the FAFSA to prevent a delay in awarding.
  • Make sure the Social Security number is correct on the FAFSA.
  • If a student has not received any information from PHSC’s financial aid office within six weeks of submitting the SAR, the student should contact the Financial Aid office.
  • Attend the annual campus financial aid workshops.