Open Door Grant Program – Last Dollar Scholarship
The Florida Department of Education awarded Pasco-Hernando State College $306,644 in funding through the Open Door Grant Program (Open Door) which will run through September 30, 2023.
- What is the Open Door Grant?
The Open Door grant supports students completing short-term and technical education credentialing courses. The program's goal for students is to successfully obtain a workforce certificate in high-demand fields.The Open Door grant addresses and closes the gap between the skills needed by workers in the state and the skills of the available workforce in the state.
- What is the Last Dollar Scholarship?
Pasco-Hernando State College will utilize the “Last Dollar Scholarship” option under the Open Door Grant Program. For students, this means PHSC will assess students for tuition and fees of selected Career and Job training programs and selected clock-hour programs, apply any current aid awarded to the student, and locate an account balance. If the student has an account balance, PHSC will use the Last Dollar Scholarship toward the student’s balance. The maximum a student may receive is $3,000.
Steps to Apply for the Last Dollar Scholarship
- Step 1 - Complete the Federal Application For Student Assistance (FAFSA)
- Go to the FAFSA website.
- Complete the form for the 2022-2023 academic year and use PHSC's school code 010652.
- Step 2 - Complete the PHSC Last Dollar Scholarship Form
To learn more about the Open Door Grant program and to apply for the Last Dollar Scholarship, complete the Last Dollar Scholarship form below to start the application process.
Other Funding Options
Our community partners, CareerSource Pasco-Hernando may have funds available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for qualified students. For more information, visit the CareerSource website.
Last Dollar Scholarship Form
The Open Door Grant Program Last Dollar Scholarship form will be available on February 1, 2022 by 4 p.m.