The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled in participating postsecondary institutions.

Award amounts vary based on available funds.

Funding is limited each academic year and an award is not guaranteed from year to year. Awards are available in the fall, spring and summer terms. Summer term funding is very limited and may not be available each academic year. A student must have received an award disbursement in either fall or spring term in order to be considered for a summer term award.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this grant, the student must meet these requirements each academic year:

  • Complete a FAFSA.
  • Your FAFSA should be processed by the preferred date of May 1. Funds are limited. There is no guarantee you will receive these funds. You must apply early.  
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Must have been a Florida resident for at least one year.
  • Be a degree-seeking student (A.A., A.S., or bachelor's degree program).  
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per term.
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 9984 or less, as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Have not previously received a bachelor's degree.
  • Must not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant or loan program.
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress at SPC.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Renewal Requirements

FSAG awards have specific completion renewal requirements that are different from the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

  • For each term of full-time enrollment (12 credit hours or more), students must complete 12 credit hours for the term.
  • For each term of three-quarter time enrollment (9-11 credit hours), students must complete 9 credit hours for the term.
  • For each term of half-time enrollment (6-8 credit hours), students must complete 6 credit hours for the term.
  • All students receiving FSAG must have a minimum cumulative GPA (unrounded and unweighted) of 2.0.

Financial Assistance Services will verify your eligibility based on the information submitted on your FAFSA. 

More information on the Florida Student Assistance Grant.