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Office of Financial Aid
1700 Lee Hall Drive
101 Foote Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 

Types of Aid

When you apply for financial aid, the Office of Student Financial Aid  will consider you for all aid sources. Due to a high volume of calls, we encourage you to review your iRattler account periodically. It is helpful to review each aid program to know what is available and to learn more about specific awards once you receive an award offer. 

Scholarships
Scholarships are "free money" generally awarded based on merit or need and do not have to be repaid. Additionally, any scholarship that you receive may reduce or replace the self-help (loan or work-study) portion of your aid package. You must notify the Office of Financial Aid of any scholarships you receive that are not already listed on your financial aid award offer.

Grants
Grants are "free money" that is not paid back and are awarded based on need. The Federal Pell Grant is a federally awarded grant based on financial need. The amount of this grant ranges from $574 to $5645 for the 2013-2014 academic year. For students who attend part time, this award will be adjusted based on enrolled hours. The Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant is awarded by FAMU and students must be Pell Grant eligible, generally with a zero Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).

Florida Grants
State grant programs are awarded to residents of the State of Florida who are enrolled as undergraduate students working on a degree at a public or private college or university. For more information visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/osfahomepg.htm

State Scholarships
State scholarship programs are awarded to residents of the State of Florida who are enrolled as undergraduate students working on a degree at a public or private college or university. For more information visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/osfahomepg.htm

Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a federally subsidized employment program awarded by FAMU. This award is based upon financial need. Unlike other aid that is credited to the bill, a bi-weekly paycheck is received based on hours a student has worked.

Loans
Florida A &M University participates in the Perkins Loan program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program  to offer Stafford loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), and Graduate PLUS Loans. Low interest student and parent loans are borrowed money that must be repaid. Loans are a large part of many students' aid package. Borrow only what you need. Always remember that you will pay back what you borrow. The 2013-2014 loan process is effective until April 25, 2014.  Additional information for the 2013-2014 academic year is located under the Loan Link Label.

Special Note* Students who may receive veterans educational funds should visit the Office of the University Registrar.