Financial Aid

 

Federal Pell Grant Program                                                    

The Federal Pell Grant is available to eligible students at FTI who are enrolled in the following programs and need financial assistance for tuition, lab and program fees:

Cosmetology

Medical Assistant

Medical Coder Biller

Patient Care Technician

 

Students must have a high school diploma or GED, complete the financial process before the financial aid deadline and have satisfactory progress and attendance throughout the program.  A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application must be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Please include Flagler Technical Institute’s school code 041583 on the application.  Financial Aid staff will evaluate the Student Aid Report (SAR) which includes the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) generated from the FAFSA application to determine eligibility.  Weber and Associates, Inc., FTI’s third party agency for financial aid, will process all financial aid requests and, if necessary, request additional documentation from the student. 

 

 

Federal Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

The FSAG grant is a state-funded grant and is utilized for fees, books and supplies.  FSAG grant monies are limited and are based on need and availability of funds.  All students must apply for the Federal Pell Grant, be a Florida resident and enrolled at full-time status to be eligible to receive the FSAG grant. 

 

Bright Futures and Florida Pre-Paid

FTI accepts Bright Futures Scholarships and Florida Pre-Paid accounts.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

 

Flagler Technical Institute Scholarship

Flagler Technical Institute is proud to offer in-house scholarship funding to eligible students.  FTI Scholarship monies are derived from the annual Home and Life Style Show sponsored by Flagler Technical Institute.  Students must be accepted as a student at FTI, complete a FAFSA application, demonstrate a need for funding, and be a resident of Florida for at least one year.  Please contact the Financial Aid office for additional documents required.

 

FL T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship

Flagler Technical Institute honors The Florida Children’s Forum Teacher Education and Compensation Helps (T.E.A.C.H.) scholarship for early childhood educators seeking financial assistance for the Child Care Center Operations, CDA Renewal and Director’s/Advanced Director’s programs.  Contact the Education and Training department for more information or call the Children’s Forum 877-FL-TEACH.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Florida Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a division of the Department of Education. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.  Students may be eligible for VR services if their goal is to become employed and their physical or mental disability interferes with their ability to become employed if students receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for their disability, they are presumed eligible for VR services if they plan to become employed.

 

Veteran’s Affairs Benefits

 

Flagler Technical Institute is approved to provide training to qualified veterans who are eligible for education benefits under Chapters 30, 32, 33 (Post 9/11) and 35.  Students wanting to enroll must register on VON-APP at http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/default.asp

 

Credit for previous coursework at other institutions will be evaluated from official transcripts only.

 

Students receiving VA education benefits will be terminated for unsatisfactory attendance when accumulated absences, tardies and class cuts exceed 10% of the scheduled clock hours for the length of the semester.  The termination will be reported to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. 

 

A veteran may be recertified for VA education benefits at the beginning of the next term or 30 days following the termination if 50% of the current term is available after showing that the cause of unsatisfactory attendance has been removed.   This is done by the veterans meeting attendance standards, as defined, for one month after being terminated from unsatisfactory attendance.    

 

Students receiving VA education benefits must adhere to Flagler Technical Institute’s Student Academic Progress Policy and, in addition, maintain a GPA of 80%.  Students receiving VA benefits who do not maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress either qualitatively or quantitatively will be placed on academic probation.  Students are notified in writing that failure to maintain SAP will cause them be terminated from the program.  Flagler Technical Institute is obligated to report to Department of Veteran’s Affairs the termination and reason of termination of a student.

 

Students receiving VA benefits must inform the VA Certifying Official of any changes in attendance or enrollment immediately to avoid overpayment by the VA.  If a student receiving VA benefits drops a class or withdraws from a program after the drop/withdraw deadline, that student is responsible for any repayment due back to VA.