Financial Aid

2015-2016 Catalog Year

Financial Aid Programs


A grant is a form of Financial Aid that does not have to be repaid. FGCU participates in several need-based federal and state-funded grant programs. A list of the grant programs available at FGCU can be viewed at:

FGCU Scholarships

Students may be eligible for various types of financial aid, including scholarships. Current FGCU students and prospective students who have submitted an Admissions application and have been assigned a University Identification Number (UIN) are strongly encouraged to submit an online FGCU Foundation Scholarship Application. The application is available online annually between November 15th and March 1st for the following academic year.

Students should also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually by FGCU's March 1st priority deadline to be considered for need-based scholarships and other Financial Aid opportunities. Applicants can fill out the FAFSA online. Step-by-step instructions to help you complete the application are provided online. The application can be found online at

For additional scholarship information, please click here:

For FGCU Undergraduate Admissions Scholarships and tuition waivers, go to:

For FGCU Graduate Assistantships and tuition waivers, go to:


FGCU participates in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Federal Direct Loans are low-interest loans for students and parents to help pay for the cost of a student's education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. There are three kinds of Federal Direct loans available at FGCU.


Federal Work-Study (student employment) 

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for education expenses. For Federal Work-Study details, please click here: