FLORIDA STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR QUALIFYING STUDENTS
A student in 2020-21 is awarded state aid based on program requirements and individual eligibility. Eligibility participants must be confirmed residents of the State of Florida. Residing in on-campus housing at the Jacksonville, FL campus does not indicate state residency. Residency claims are confirmed by the Financial Aid Office with the State of Florida. All students are not eligible for participation in all programs. Financial aid is a personal matter and your financial aid award package should not be discussed with any other student.
Financial aid programs are governed by Federal Regulation 34 CFR668.34 and a student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), according to the federal regulation, for continued participation in any financial aid program. Review the Trinity Baptist College SAP Policy in The Undergraduate Catalog.
Each state legislature determines if and how it will award college grants and scholarships. Some states, like Florida, set a portability limitation on state aid. This means, that eligible students must enroll at an in-state college or university; the award is not portable to a college or university outside the state. State grants or scholarship may be merit- or need-based.
Florida Bright Futures
The merit-based Florida Bright Futures scholarship is an award given to students who excel academically in high school. If you are a Florida resident, your high school guidance office is available to help navigate you through eligibility requirements for this award. The State of Florida validates applications for this scholarship and awards the scholarship to students meeting the academic requirements.
Florida residents who demonstrate a financial need through the FAFSA may be eligible to participate in the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) program. Each year the State of Florida sets a FAFSA EFC limitation for participation and Trinity Baptist College awards FSAG funds to eligible students.
- Student submits the FAFSA in advance of the State of Florida deadline: May 15. A FAFSA must be processed by the U.S. Department of Education on or before May 15
- Student FAFSA EFC is below the State of Florida cutoff which varies each academic year
Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) funds are also available to qualifying Florida resident students. A financial need, demonstrated with your FAFSA, and on-campus employment in an area related to your program of study may qualify you for participation in the FWS program. Trinity Baptist College identifies financially eligible students and awards the funds to the student employees with the lowest EFC first. If you have interest in on-campus employment, submit a Trinity employment application to the Human Resources Department.
Other State Financial Aid Programs
Awarded to a student meeting varied State of Florida Office of Student Financial Aid requirements. A complete listing of available financial aid programs is found at floridastudentfinancialaid.org.