Federal and State Grants


Grants are gift aid that do not have to be re-paid.

Learn more about these federal grants on the Federal Student Aid website. Recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be admitted to a degree-seeking program or an eligible certificate program.
  • Be enrolled at least half time when loan proceeds are received.
  • Not be in default on a previous student loan or owe a repayment on a previous federal aid award received at any institution
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

 

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is awarded to students with high financial need who are completing a first bachelor’s degree. The amount of the grant is based on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. Award amounts can change yearly. Students can receive the Pell Grant for no more than 12 full-time semesters, including summer.

Full time enrollment is required to receive the full amount of the grant. The amount will prorate if enrollment is less than full time. To qualify for summer Pell students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits, considered half time.

To Apply: Complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). The application is available to students starting October 1st of each year for the following academic year. Our school code is 039413.

The PELL grant is initially based on full time enrollment. The award will prorate if you are not enrolled full time. Summer semesters require a minimum of 6 credits of enrollment.

Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is a federal grant awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients will receive priority. Funds are limited. Apply early.

To Apply: Complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). The application is available to students starting October 1st of each year for the following academic year. Our school code is 039413.

The FSEOG grant is initially based on full time enrollment. The award will prorate if you are not enrolled full time.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer is eligible, under the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, to receive a maximum award.

Student must contact us if he/she has a parent who lost their lives while serving as a public Safety officer.

To Apply: Complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). The application is available to students starting October 1st of each year for the following academic year. Our school code is 039413.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

For the student whose parents or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and was under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.

Not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of the Expected Family Contribution.

Student must contact us if he/she has a parent who lost their lives while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 911.

To Apply: Complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). The application is available to students starting October 1st of each year for the following academic year. Our school code is 039413.

 

State Grants and Scholarships

Effective Access to Student Education Grant

The EASE grant is a no need based grant for students attending a private university full-time in the state of Florida and who can demonstrate that they and their parents/guardians are residents of Florida for at least one full year. Supporting proof of residency for one parent is required for dependent students and supporting proof of residency is required for students for those who are independent.

*For terms and conditions of the EASE Grant visit: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

To Apply: The grant will be awarded automatically to students with a Florida address.

Completion of the Florida Resident Financial Aid application and the submission of supporting documents is electronically via the financial aid Net Partner Portal.

The EASE grant requires full time enrollment, 12 or more credits.

Florida Student Assistant Grant (FSAG)

The FSAG is a need-based grant for Florida residents. Funds are limited. Apply early.

To Apply: Complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). The application is available to students starting October 1st of each year for the following academic year. Our school code is 039413.

The FSAG requires a minimum of 6 credits of enrollment.

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship

The Bright Futures Scholarship program is provided to Florida Academic Scholars award (FAS) and the Florida Medallion Scholars award (FMS) eligible students. To learn more about the program, visit the Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Website.

To apply and check your award status, use the application below:

  • Florida Financial Aid Application
  • FIU Bright Futures State School Code: 036. If you are a newly enrolled student at AMU, make sure to update your Florida Financial Aid Application with the AMU school code. Your application must have the AMU school code in order for the scholarship funds to be disbursed to you at AMU.
  • Application opens December 1st each year. You should apply your senior year.
  • Contact the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) for more information at 1-888-827-2004.
  • Eligibility requirements are listed on the Bright Futures Website in Chapter 1: Initial Eligibility, page 3.
  • The initial award is an estimate based on 16 credits of enrollment in fall/spring or 6 credits in summer. Awards are adjusted to your actual enrollment after the add/drop period each semester.
  • In order to renew the scholarship for the following academic year, students must meet all of the renewal requirements at the end of the Spring semester. Renewal requirements are listed on the Bright Futures Website in Chapter 3: Renewal Eligibility.