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Contact Information

Jim Wohlpart, Ph.D.
Dean, Undergraduate Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
Phone: (239) 590-1094
Email: wohlpart@fgcu.edu



Allison Bacigalupi, M.Ed., MBA
Academic Advisor for Special Populations
Undergraduate Studies
Florida Gulf Coast University
Edwards Hall, Room 214D
Phone: (239) 590-1096
Email: abacigalupi@fgcu.edu

Financial Aid

 
 

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 2013-2014 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 2014 January 1, 2014 June 30, 2014

 


In addition, all Step Ahead Program students must complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA to be eligible for financial aid for the 2014-2015 academic year. All Step Ahead students must adhere to the following deadlines:

Starting Semester First day to apply Priority deadline Last day to apply
Fall 2014 January 1, 2014 March 1, 2014 June 30, 2015

 


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 2013-2014 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 2013-2014.
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.