Students holding an earned bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
are not eligible for federal grant money, but may be eligible for other federal and
Student’s who transfer to FKCC from another institution must submit their
official transfer work to Enrollment Services for processing. Transfer work must
be evaluated to determine if the student is meeting basic federal requirements
of Satisfactory Academic Progress and maximum time frame. It is the student’s
responsibility to ensure that all necessary documents are submitted in a timely
fashion so that sufficient time for processing is allowed.
Reimbursement of Charges
Students that are deemed eligible after the normal registration period and
have paid for their classes using some other means will be reimbursed for their
educational expenses up to the amount of the award when the aid is disbursed
onto the student’s account for the term.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG is a need-based federal grant awarded to undergraduates seeking a
first undergraduate degree in an eligible program who have demonstrated
exceptional financial need as determined by the results of the FAFSA. The award
amount at Florida Keys Community College is up to $500 per term. Priority is given
to students with an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of zero who apply for
financial aid early. Students must enroll for a minimum of six credit hours in order
to qualify. FSEOG is awarded later in the term. Limited funding is available each
year for this program, and funds are available on a first come first served basis. The
award is in addition to the student’s Pell Grant award.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based federal grant for students seeking their
first undergraduate degree. Financial need is determined by the estimated family
contribution (EFC) from the student’s processed FAFSA (Free Application for
Federal Student Aid). The annual award amount is determined by the EFC and
enrollment status and award amounts range based on enrollment hours. Students
may receive funding only for courses that are required for the program(s) of study
and a maximum of 30 credit hours of required college-preparatory coursework.
Students must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program. The final Pell Grant
Award will be determined by the number of hours attended 3 weeks into the
term. The student will then owe Florida Keys Community College for the dropped
course(s) and any lab fees or book charges not covered by the adjusted Pell award.
All Pell students are advised to speak with a financial aid staff person prior to
dropping and/or withdrawing from a course.