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Student Financial Aid
Philosophy
Florida Keys Community College prides itself on its personal approach to helping students and their families plan to meet
the costs of attending college. The Financial Aid Office operates with the utmost concern for the student. Students who
qualify for financial aid can attend Florida Keys Community College with a variety of resources from institutional, state,
federal, and other public and private agencies. All students interested in Financial Aid are encouraged to apply as early
as possible to avoid missing important deadlines and funding opportunities and to contact the Financial Aid Office for
assistance.
Student Eligibility Standards
To be eligible to apply for financial assistance, a student:
Must be a U. S. citizen or a permanent resident.
Must have completed application for admission or have been admitted to the College, as a degree or certificate
seeking student.
Must maintain satisfactory academic progress. For financial aid purposes, a student is considered to be making
satisfactory academic progress if he/she meets the following applicable statements:
The student maintains cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
and successfully completes 67% of credit hours attempted.
Students receiving certain scholarships for academic ability must maintain
a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
The student may not have graduated.
The student must not have defaulted on or owe a refund to any previous aid.
Must have a high school diploma or GED
Must have a valid Social Security Number
Must register with the Selective Service, if required.
How to Apply
Students applying for any type of financial assistance (including scholarships) are required to file the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application can be found and completed online at
.
All students
who are filing for FAFSA should also complete the Florida Financial Aid Application at the following website:
www.
floridastudentfinancialaid.org
When completing the FAFSA, be sure to include Florida Keys Community College in the Information Release section of the
form. Our Federal School Code is
001485.
Completed FAFSAs are submitted directly to the federal central processing agency, which processes the application and
then forwards the information to Florida Keys Community College and to the student in the form of a Student Aid Report.
Determination of eligibility for all forms of Title IV financial aid offered at Florida Keys Community College is determined by
the Department of Education.
For Financial Aid deadlines please visit the
Financial Aid link.
It is important to note that students must reapply each academic year for financial aid.
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