Fill out form completely, then mail to Mendy Owens at 1976 Lewis Turner Boulvard / Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547
Email or call 850-833-3500 Mendy Owens at Okaloosa Technical College for more info.
Public Law 112-74 amended HEA section 484(d) to eliminate Federal student aid eligibility for students without a “certificate of graduation from a school providing secondary education or the recognized equivalent of such a certificate.” The law makes an exception for students who have completed a secondary school education in a home school setting that is treated as a home school or private school under State law. Therefore, students who do not have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (GED), or do not meet the home school requirements, and who first enroll in a program of study on or after July 1, 2012, will not be eligible to receive Title IV student aid. Students will qualify for Title IV student aid under one of the ability-to-benefit (ATB) alternatives if the student was enrolled in a Title IV eligible program prior to July 1, 2012. Those alternatives include the student passing an independently administered, approved ATB test or successfully completing at least six credit hours or 225 clock hours of postsecondary education.
FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The Federal Pell Grant provides financial aid to eligible students for tuition, lab and registration fees. Eligibility is determined by a Financial Aid staff member. Students must have a high school diploma or GED. The Federal Pell Grant supports Lively Technical Center programs of 600 or more hours. Students must be enrolled a minimum of 225 hours per semester. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Federal Pell Grant requires a new application each academic year.
The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement.
The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) grant is a need-based grant program that receives funding from the State and Federal governments.
A student applying for the FSAG grant is required to apply for the Pell grant. A Pell grant entitlement shall not be required as a condition of receiving the FSAG grant.
The Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), administers a variety of state-funded grants and scholarships to assist Florida residents with the cost of their postsecondary education.
Many benefits are available to improve the lives of Veterans, Service members, and their families. Use these resource links to learn more about your eligibility for various benefits.
The My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship Program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.
This program is designed to provide education and training opportunities in high demand occupations in order to increase employment, earnings and job retention for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program participants. Available services are based on a determination of needs and include tuition and book assistance (up to $6,000), uniforms, supplies, and vocational guidance. The Goal of Florida's WIOA is to build a skilled workforce. Programs eligible for WIOA Funding at Okaloosa Technical College (Okaloosa Technical Center) – Medical Administrative Specialist , Electrician, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration and Heating Technology, Practical Nursing & Welding Technology.
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