State Aid

State Assistance

Saint Leo University (SLU) administers the following State student financial aid programs.

State Assistance

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) The William L. Boyd, IV, Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term in an eligible baccalaureate degree program.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.
  • Not be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree in theology or divinity.
  • Due to the differences between term and semester student enrollment, FRAG is handled one of two ways on a student account. If you are a full time student for the semester, your FRAG award is disbursed after drop/add of your semester. However, if your full time status is split between two 8-week terms (example: 13FA1 & 13FA2), your FRAG award will not be applied to your account until your full time status is reached during the second term. For example, if you signed up for 6 credits in 13FA1 and 6 credits in 13FA2, you will not receive your FRAG for both 13FA1 and 13FA2 until after the drop/add period of 13FA2. Once your full time enrollment status is met during the 13FA2 term your FRAG award will disburse onto your account for both terms.
  • For many students this may mean that the balance for their FA1 term or SP1 term, or the balance for their fall or spring semester, becomes past due while the student is waiting for their FRAG disbursements. In these situations the University is unable to consider future aid as credit towards a student’s account. Students in this situation are encouraged to sign up for a University payment plan to cover the gap between their financial aid and their tuition. If a student has a zero balance at the time their FRAG funds are disbursed and credited to their account, a refund will be issued.
Aid Awarded Saint Leo University will determine applicant eligibility.
Annual Award Amount
for an Academic Year

For additional information, please visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/FRAG.pdf.

Disbursement OSFA allocates funds to Saint Leo University. Saint Leo University will distribute awards to eligible students.
Deadlines Students anticipating (FRAG) must have a valid ISIR on file, be enrolled fulltime, and be admitted to a degree seeking program in order to be considered for receiving a grant. Students must meet these requirements by October 18 for receiving a grant during the fall semester, and by February 14 for students attending only the spring semester.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

Florida Student
Assistance Grant
(FSAG)
The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Program is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Not have previously received a baccalaureate degree.
  • Enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours per term, or the equivalent, in an associate or baccalaureate degree program.
  • Enroll for 9 - 11 credit hours per term, or the equivalent in an associate or baccalaureate degree program.
  • Enroll for 6 - 8 credit hours per term, or the equivalent in an associate or baccalaureate degree program.
  • Meet Florida’s general eligibility requirements for receipt of state aid.
  • Due to the differences between term and semester student enrollment, FSAG is handled one of two ways on a student account. If you are a full time student for the semester, your FSAG award is disbursed after drop/add of your semester. However, if your full time status is split between two 8-week terms (example: 13FA1 & 13FA2), your FSAG award will not be applied to your account until your full time status is reached during the second term. For example, if you signed up for 6 credits in 13FA1 and 6 credits in 13FA2, you will not receive your FSAG for both 13FA1 and 13FA2 until after the drop/add period of 13FA2. Once your full time enrollment status is met during the 13FA2 term your FSAG award will disburse onto your account for both terms.
  • For many students this may mean that the balance for their FA1 term or SP1 term, or the balance for their fall or spring semester, becomes past due while the student is waiting for their FSAG disbursements. In these situations the University is unable to consider future aid as credit towards a student’s account. Students in this situation are encouraged to sign up for a University payment plan to cover the gap between their financial aid and their tuition. If a student has a zero balance at the time their FSAG funds are disbursed and credited to their account, a refund will be issued.
Aid Awarded Saint Leo will determine applicant eligibility amount.
Annual Award Amount
for an Academic Year

For additional information, please visit http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/FSAG.pdf.

Disbursement OSFA allocates funds to Saint Leo University. Saint Leo University will distribute awards to eligible students.

Florida Bright Future

Florida Bright Future The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program establishes three lottery-funded scholarships to reward Florida high school graduates for high academic achievement. The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program is comprised of the following three awards:
  • Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) award,including Academic Top Scholars (ATS) award
  • Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) award
  • Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholars (GSV) award
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to repay have been made.
  • Meet specific coursework and minimum grade point average (GPA) and test score requirements which are outlined on the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) website http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/BF.pdf.
  • ATS - The Academic Top Scholars award, announced by the Florida Department of Education before the end of the fall term after all term one disbursements are reported, is awarded to the Florida Academic Scholar with the highest academic ranking in each county (based on the product of multiplying the Bright Futures GPA and the highest qualifying SAT/ACT test score). The recipient receives a cost per credit hour award established by the Florida Legislature in the General Appropriations Act in addition to the Florida Academic Scholars award. For current year award amounts visit: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/BF.pdf
Aid Awarded Saint Leo University will determine applicant eligibility.
Annual Award Amount
for an Academic Year

For additional information, please visit: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/factsheets/BF.pdf

Disbursement Bright Futures funding is disbursed for fall through spring terms. Funds are not available for summer 2012 and 2013 awards.

Georgia Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE)

Georgia
Helping
Outstanding
Pupils
Educationally
(HOPE)
Georgia's HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist undergraduate students attending Saint Leo University Educational Centers in the state of Georgia with their educational costs.
Eligibility
Requirements

Meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school with a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Complete a HOPE eligible home study program with a 3.0 grade point average.
  • Graduate from an ineligible high school, complete an ineligible home study program, or earn a GED, and score in the national composite 85th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT tests.
  • Graduate from an ineligible high school or complete an ineligible home study program, and then earn a 3.0 grade point average on 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level coursework. This option allows for payment of the first 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours after they are taken.
  • Earn a 3.0 grade point average at the college level on degree coursework after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semesters hours or 45, 90, or 135 quarter hours, regardless of high school graduation status.
  • Beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015, Students must meet additional rigor requirements.
  • Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements.
Meet HOPE's Georgia residency requirements.Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at an eligible public or private college or university or technical college in Georgia.Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements.Maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college.Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program.Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990. A student may be ineligible for HOPE payment if he or she has been convicted for committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs.Meet additional rigor requirements, beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015.

For additional information, please visit:
https://secure.gacollege411.org/financial_aid_planning/hope_program/georgia_s_hope_scholarship_program_overview.aspx.

Aid Awarded Saint Leo University will determine financial aid eligibility.
Annual Award
Amount
for an
Academic
Year
The money provided to HOPE Scholars varies and depends on the student’s enrollment. Please contact the financial aid office for additional information.
Disbursement For details, please contact the financial aid office.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)

Georgia Tuition
Equalization Grant (TEG)
The Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant is a Non-Need Based Grant for undergraduate students to encourage Georgia residents to attend Saint Leo University Centers in Georgia by providing grant assistance.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a U.S. citizen or national of the U.S. or have evidence from INS of eligible permanent resident alien status;
  • Be a legal resident of Georgia;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at an eligible private college or university in Georgia; Be an undergraduate student in a program of study leading to a college degree;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the college;
  • Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;
  • Not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program;
  • Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990;
  • Must not have received TEG payment for more than 127 semester/190 quarter hours.
Aid Awarded Saint Leo University will determine financial aid eligibility.
Annual Award Amount
for an Academic year
Recipients receive an award of $233 per quarter or $350 per semester and can receive payment for up to four quarters or three semesters per year. (Budgeted each year by the Georgia Legislature. The amount of the award may change during the award year.)
Disbursement Saint Leo University will determine financial aid eligibility.

Other state grant and loan programs

In addition, State student aid programs may provide need-based and non-need-based grants/scholarships and loan programs for residents. All students who consider borrowing funds to meet their educational costs should investigate the availability of state grant assistance, before taking a student loan. Information on state agencies and their web sites is available at: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/org_list.cfm?category_ID=SHE.