Jim Wohlpart, Ph.D.
Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
Phone: (239) 590-1094
All Step Ahead Program participants are encouraged to apply for "need-based" financial aid as communicated through their High School Counselor and FGCU brochures.
Students must apply for financial aid by completing the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for Summer aid. All Step-Ahead students must apply by the following deadlines in order to be eligible for financial aid:
|Starting Semester||First day to apply||Last day to apply|
|Summer 2013||January 1, 2012||June 30, 2013|
In addition, all Step Ahead Program students must complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA to be eligible for financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year. All STEP AHEAD students who will be attending FGCU during the academic year 2013-2014 must adhere to the following deadlines:
|Starting Semester||First day to apply||Priority deadline||Last day to apply|
|Fall 2013||January 1, 2013||March 1, 2013||June 30, 2014|
The table below outlines the types of financial aid which are available for summer terms:
|Financial Aid Funding Source||Summer Availability||How to apply?||Notes|
|Federal Pell Grant||Yes||FAFSA||Student must complete a 2012-2013 FAFSA for Summer. Award varies based on enrollment and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from FAFSA.
|Federal Stafford Loans||No||FAFSA||Must be at least half-time|
|Federal PLUS Loans||No||FAFSA||Must be at least half-time|
|Florida Pre-paid||Yes||Florida Pre-paid||Student must notify Florida Pre-paid that their matriculation year will be 2012-2013.
|Florida Bright Futures||No||State of Florida||Not available for summer|
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will package the student's financial aid and will post awards via Gulfline.