Welcome Students!Thank you for selecting Florida Agriculutural and Mechanical University as your school of choice. The Office of Financial Aid is committed to assisting students in meeting the cost of a college education. Financial aid has helped millions of students pay for their education beyond high school. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to some of the best resources available to you to fund your education. Therefore, it is important to complete the FAFSA by March 1 annually. We want our students to take advantage of all the grants, loans, and work-study opportunities available to them. Should you need assistance, our counseling staff is ready and eager to assist you with navigating through the financial aid process.
We hope the information provided on this website will answer questions asked by most financial aid recipients.
The Office of Financial Aid is located in the Foote Hilyer Administration Building, Room 101.
For your convenience, there are now four ways to submit documents to the Office of Financial Aid:
Constitution Day is September 17th
WHAT IS CONSTITUTION DAY?
Constitution Day is an American holiday honoring the day 39 delegates of the Constitutional Convention who signed the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Constitution Day is now observed each year to ensure that students in our country gain an increased knowledge and appreciation for the Constitution of the United States of America. Previously known as "Citizenship Day," it became an official federal holiday called "Constitution Day" in December 2004, where the United States Congress passed legislation requiring that all educational institutions that receive federal funds implement educational programs relating to the United States Constitution in commemoration of Constitution Day. This year, the Financial Aid Office will recognize Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 17th 2014.
Please take the opportunity on this day to expand your knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, the document that provides the basis of our every day freedoms and the foundation of our great country.
LEARNING RESOURCES AND LINKS
- To read more about Constitution day, including events occurring on this day and other learning resources, click HERE! (from www.constitutioncenter.org)
- To read the full text of the U.S. Constitution in its entirety, click HERE! (from www.archives.gov)
INTERACT WITH THE CONSTITUTION!
How much do you really know about the Constitution? Take the quiz! Click HERE!
Which founding father are you most like? Click HERE to find out!
DID YOU KNOW . . .
- It is time to complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application period began JANUARY 1, 2014. Did you know that you do not have to wait until you file taxes to complete the FAFSA? You can estimate your income based off of your last 2013 wage and earnings statement.
- Did you know that the Financial Aid Priority filing deadline for 2014-2015 was March 1, 2014? Do not delay filling out the FAFSA. Funds are awarded on a first come first served basis.
- Did you know that students with an APPROVED Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal for SUMMER 2014 must academically progress during SUMMER 2014 in order to receive aid for the upcoming semester. Approval IS NOT automatic.
- Did you know that students can review their IRATTLER ACCOUNT for financial aid award updates, documents outstanding, financial aid holds, etc?
- Did you know that student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt? It is important that you create a budget each semester and borrow only what you need.
- Did you know that students who receive federal financial aid and officially withdraw from all classes before the 60% point of the term may be subject to repayment of financial aid received? Please view the financial aid website at www.famu.edu and click on financial aid for additional information on Withdrawals and Title IV returns.
- Did you know that students who unofficially withdraw from all classes (not attending classes for which you have enrolled) may be subject to repayment
of federal financial aid received?
- Did you know that the PELL grant program has a maximum lifetime limit to receive PELL funds? A recent change in the law limits the total lifetime amount of Pell Grant funding a student may receive to the equivalent of twelve (12) full-time semesters or six (6) years (600%). This change affects all Pell Grant eligible students beginning with the 2012-13 award year. For additional information on how the Pell Grant received amount was calculated, please visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/pell-limit.
- Did you know that if you drop or withdraw from a course for which a Bright Futures Scholarship was disbursed, you must repay the Bright Futures received for the course? Also, the student will be ineligible to renew his/her Bright Futures award for any subsequent academic year until repayment occurr.
- Did you know financial aid is not disbursed until attendance in all classes is confirmed?
- Did you know that the Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and the Direct Graduate PLUS loan requires credit approval through the Department of Education? www.studentloans.gov.
- Did you know that there are Federal Stafford loan limits for Dependent students of $23,000 Subsidized and $8,000 Unsubsidized and for Independent students $23,000 Subsidized and $34,500 Unsubsidized? Please visit www.studentaid.ed.gov to view the loan limits and visit www.NSLDS.ed.gov to see what you have borrowed.
Again, thank you for choosing Florida A&M University to further your education, we wish you great success in your academic endeavors!
Office of Financial Aid