Students may be eligible for the need-based Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) from the Florida Department of Education if they attend an eligible public or private Florida institution (such as FHCHS). The student (or the student's parents, if the student is a dependent) must be a Florida resident for a minimum of twelve consecutive months prior to the beginning of the fall term for which funds are requested. The date will be listed on the online financial aid system. Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens and must be enrolled for at least 12 credits by the end of the drop/add period. The student cannot have a prior Bachelor's degree, be in default, or owe a repayment on federal or state grants or loans. The grant is available for nine trimesters of undergraduate work. Funding is not available during the summer trimester. To receive FSAG for the following school year, the student must maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA and must have successfully completed 12 credits for each term he or she received the FSAG. Credits from the summer, fall, and spring trimesters are used to determine credits successfully completed.
Students may apply by completing and submitting the FAFSA and the online FHCHS Financial Aid Application. The grant is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The annual minimum and maximum award amount may vary each academic year. For the 2009-10 academic year, the minimum annual award amount was $200 and the maximum was $2,069. Notice of eligibility may be viewed via the online financial aid system.