Financial Aid

 

FLAGLER TECHNICAL INSTITUTE FINANCIAL AID RESOURCE GUIDE

This guide is meant to provide several resources to prospective and current students regarding financial aid options. This is not a conclusive list, and you are encouraged to do your own independent research regarding financial aid as well. Some forms of financial aid have restrictions, and you are encouraged to speak with a counselor to help you understand your options.

 

FAFSA

                                                                                                                

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid”. Not only is it important to complete the FAFSA for the purposes of applying for Federal Aid for “Pell Approved” programs, but it can also be a factor in scholarship applications as well and a requirement for several funding sources.

 

How do I apply for Federal Aid through FAFSA?

               Step 1: Get Your FSA ID* - https://fsaid.ed.gov

NOTE: If you are a dependent student, your parents/guardians will also need a FSA ID.

 

Step 2: Complete Your FAFSA Online* - www.fafsa.ed.gov

FTI’s Federal School Code is 041583. You may also enter additional school codes during your application.

NOTE: If you filed tax returns, use the “Link to IRS” tab to directly download your tax information into your application.

 

* If you do not have a computer, you may use one at our office or your local library. If you need assistance with your online application or FSA ID, please call (800) 433-3243.

 

Step 3: Schedule a Financial Aid Appointment (Once Your Program Registration is Complete) - Contact FTI’s Financial Aid Specialist to begin processing your FAFSA.

  • Make your appointment by contacting (386) 447-4345 ext-1199 one week after completing your online application. The Financial Specialist will review your application and advise you of verification requirements or any other information pertaining to your FAFSA.
  • Request your tax return transcripts by calling (800) 908-9946 or go online to: www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript.
  • Only ACCEPTED STUDENTS will be awarded and provided financial aid documents.

 

DEADLINE FOR PROCESSING FINANCIAL AID IS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO START OF PROGRAM

 

Flagler Technical Institute Scholarship

 

What is the FTI Scholarship?

The FTI (Flagler Technical Institute) Scholarship is a scholarship fund dedicated to helping local students be successful through local career education. The scholarship is funded by proceeds generated from the Flagler Home & Lifestyle Show as well as charitable contributions. The FTI Scholarship, if received, can cover up to half of a qualifying student’s tuition/materials expenses based on scholarship committee approval.

 

How do I apply for the FTI Scholarship?

You can request a copy of the application from our Financial Aid Specialist. Please read all rules and instructions carefully. Only fully completed applications will be accepted for review.

 

Northeast Florida Community Action Agency

 

What is NFCAA?

NFCAA is a great community resource that is “…dedicated to establishing mutually beneficial partnerships that connect families to available resources, stabilize vulnerable households, and promote healthy families and communities… NFCAA has demonstrated effectiveness in producing outcomes in the lives of low-income people and the communities in which they live.” Part of their program to promote self-sustainability involves career education, and they help with funding FTI career and adult education students who qualify for their program.

 

How do I apply for NFCAA’s program?

NFCAA is an independent area resource that can be contacted via: www.nfcaa.net

 

FLAGLER COUNTY OFFICE

700 East Moody Blvd Suite #4, Bunnell, FL 32110

Phone: (386) 313-2506 (reference interest in attending a program with FTI)

 

CareerSource Flagler/Volusia County

 

What is CareerSource?

CareerSource provides recruitment-related services, human resource information and training opportunities to businesses and job seekers in our community. CareerSource offers a scholarship for individuals looking to learn marketable skills to fuel Florida’s economy to qualified candidates.

 

How do I apply for CareerSource funding and benefits?

CareerSource is an independent area resource that can be contacted via: www.careersourcefv.com/

 

 

Daytona Beach Center

Speedway Business Plaza

359 Bill France Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL. 32114

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Phone: (386) 323-7001

 

Palm Coast Center

20 Airport Road, Suite E

Palm Coast, FL. 32164

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

Phone: (386) 586-5169

 

 

Other Resources:

 

Veteran’s Affairs of Flagler/Volusia County

Resource to contact regarding a wide range of benefits that US Military Veterans may be eligible for through the VA. For more information on Education & Training benefits go to www.va.gov/education/how-to-apply/

 

 

Flagler County Veterans Services

1769 E. Moody Blvd., Building 2, Suite 108

Phone: (386) 313-4014

 

Volusia County Veterans Services

250 N Beach St # 102, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: (386) 254-4646

 

Vocational Rehabilitation

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation’s mission is “To help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence”. For more information go to www.rehabworks.org

 

 

Flagler/Volusia

Daytona Beach Unit 11A

210 N. Palmetto Ave., Suite 144

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: (386) 615-6111

 

St. Johns/Putnam

St. Augustine Unit 08E

25 Deltona Blvd. Suite 3

St. Augustine, FL 32086

Phone: (904) 797-6250

 

 

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship

“Teacher Education and Compensation Helps” Early Childhood® Scholarship Program funded by the Florida Office of Early Learning provides scholarships for early care educators to work towards earning an Associate and/or Bachelor degree or credentials in early childhood education. For more information, go to http://teach-fl.org/

              

Other Scholarships & Grants:

 

There are many scholarships and grants out there that you can research and apply for independently. We encourage exploration of these resources to see what could potentially help with funding your educational endeavors. Listed below are a few resources to explore: www.fastweb.com/, www.petersons.com/, www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/scholarships

 

TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH OUR FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST/VA SCHOOL CERTIFYING OFFICIAL, PLEASE CONTACT:

 

SHARON KOCHENOUR

PHONE: (386) 447-4345 ext. 1199

EMAIL: kochenours@flaglerschools.com