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

Step 2: Complete Your FAFSA Online . 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. Only accepted students will be awarded and provided financial aid documents. DEADLINE FOR PROCESSING FINANCIAL AID IS 2 WEEKS PRIOR TO START OF PROGRAM.


FTI 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 & technical education. The scholarship is funded by proceeds generated from the Flagler Home & Lifestyle Show and other FTI fund raising events as well as charitable contributions. The FTI Scholarship award amounts vary depending on available funding and the financial need of the applicant. Awards will only cover a portion of a qualifying student’s tuition/materials expenses. All awards are based on the scholarship committee’s 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.


NFCAA
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 here.

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
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 here.

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


Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc.
Employment & Training Assistance for American Indians/Native Americans, Native Alaskans & Native Hawaiians


What is the Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. Employment & Training Program? The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization which operates the Employment & Training Program as a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Native American grantee through the U.S. Department of Labor. The organization is responsible for the allocation and distribution of this funding to economically disadvantaged, underemployed or unemployed American Indians/Native American, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who are seeking training assistance within the states of Florida and Georgia.

How do I apply for employment & training assistance? The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc.is an independent area resource. For more information visit www.fgcia.org/training/

Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc.
Employment & Training Program
625 N. Adams St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
1-800-322-9186
info@fgcia.org


Other Resources:

Veterans 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 click here


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 mission is “To help people with disabilities find and maintain employment and enhance their independence”. For more information click here.


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 click here.


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

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TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH OUR FINANCIAL AID SPECIALIST/VA SCHOOL CERTIFYING OFFICIAL, PLEASE EMAIL SHARON KOCHENOUR OR (386) 447-4345 ext. 1199.