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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. With
assistance from this office, students can attend Florida Keys
Community College with a variety of financial aid 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 and to contact the Financial Aid
Office for assistance.
HOW TO APPLY
Students applying for any type of financial assistance are
required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(
FAFSA). This application is available on January 1 for the
next academic year and can be completed at
ed.gov. 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
processing agency, which processes the application and
then forwards the information to Florida Keys Community
College, Florida Department of Education and to you in the
form of a Student Aid Report.
Determination of eligibility for all forms of financial
aid offered at Florida Keys Community College is
made from this application. All students with Florida
residency who are filing for FAFSA are also encouraged to
complete the Florida Financial Aid Application at:
floridastudentfinancialaid.org. Florida Keys Community
College will consider applications for financial aid at any
time prior to June 01 of the applicable year, but priority is
given to all applicants submitted and processed prior to the
start of each term.
How Eligibility is Determined
After your FAFSA application is processed and the
information is received by Florida Keys Community College,
the college determines your aid eligibility based on your
expected family contribution (EFC). If you apply for aid
simultaneously at several colleges, your EFC should remain
the same at each institution.
Financial Aid