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RAVE Program

RAVE Program
Florida Keys Community College offers assistance to special population students pursuing a Vocational Certificate program or an Associate of Science (AS) degree. This assistance is offered under the RAVE (Renewing and Advancing through Vocational Education) Program. After reviewing the following information, please go to the Financial Aid Forms tab for the RAVE Application if you wish to apply. For more information about the RAVE program, contact the Financial Aid office at 305-809-3253.
1.        Student must be a member of a special population:
·          Single parent (mother or father)
·          Displaced homemaker
·          Academically disadvantaged (learning disabled as documented by a physician or counselor)
·          Physically disabled (documented by a physician)
·          Limited English speaking skills and grammar
·          Non-traditional student (gender in degree program)
2.        Student must apply for financial aid through FAFSA. The student must have a completed FAFSA application.   
           The FAFSA will determine financial aid need.
3.        Student must be enrolled in an Associate of Science or Vocational Certificate program at Florida Keys Community
4.        Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as required to receive Financial Aid.
5.        Student must complete RAVE application and return it to Financial Aid for processing.
Tutoring – Tutoring in required core academic subjects such as math and English as well as in career and technical education subjects is available for students. Tutoring must take place on campus during office hours with an approved tutor.
Tuition/Book Assistance Scholarships – Scholarships are available to RAVE students at various times throughout the year. Scholarships are awarded for academic performance.

1.        Use of the RAVE Room (located by the Financial Aid Office on Key West campus). Available to all RAVE participants
           during normal business hours and includes:
   a.        Computers with Internet access.
   b.        Adobe Photoshop CS2software (for graphic design AS program students).
   c.        Small vocational education resource library.
2.        Additional equipment available for borrowing:
   a.        Graphing calculators (TI-83).
   b.        Digital voice recorders.
   c.        USB jump drives.
   d.      Laptop computers
3.        Personal assistance to RAVE members for:
   a.        Adults entering the professional work environment
   b.        Time management
   c.        Goal setting
   d.        Budgeting
   e.        Resumes
4.        Referrals to community resources for assistance with:
   a.        Housing
   b.        Childcare
   c.        Legal services