“I really want to go to Florida Tech, but can I afford it?”
Florida Tech is more affordable than you think. Did you know that 95% of new Florida Tech students receive some type of University Financial Aid? This should be no surprise considering the lengthy list of available scholarships and grants, and nearly 70% of freshmen are eligible for them. The average package for first-year main campus students with need in 2010-11 was $29,000.
So, what you might be asking yourself:
Q: I’m wicked smart. Which University Financial Aid should I apply for?
A: Start with Academic Merit Scholarships
But, if you are like most students and have gone crossed-eyed from Google searching scholarships, check out our presentation to move in the right direction.
Q: My parents have money, but I don’t. What should I do?
A: If you find you aren’t eligible for a scholarship or grant, Florida Tech will give you a $1,000 grant just for checking out the campus, which is renewable every year when you enroll at Florida Tech. So that means $4,000 over the course of four years at Florida Tech.
Q: I’m a Floridian, can the Sunshine State help me out?
A: Not only does being a Floridian mean you can wear flip-flops year-round, it also means you're eligible for Florida Bright Future Scholarships and Florida State Grants; you can also apply your Florida Prepaid College Plan to your tuition.
Q: What’s the first step?
A: After you have completed your research, start applying! Merit-based scholarship applications are due Feb 1. Federal and state grant applications are due March 1 by submitting a FAFSA.