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  • Financial Aid - Undergraduate
    activity This can include Submitting an academic assignment Taking an exam an interactive tutorial or computer assisted instruction Attending a study group that is assigned by the school Participating in an online discussion about academic matters Initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course Academically related activities do not include activities where a student may be present but not academically engaged such as Living in institutional housing Participating in the school s meal plan Logging into an online class without active participation Participating in academic counseling or advisement The Financial Aid Office has 30 days from the date the school determined the student had withdrawn to determine the last date of attendance A student s certification of attendance that is not supported by school documentation would not be acceptable documentation of the student s last date of attendance at an academically related activity Post Withdrawal Disbursement If the amount of aid disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned the amount may be considered a post withdrawal disbursement Post withdrawal eligibility can be used to credit outstanding charges on a student s account FGCU has 30 days from the date that the University determined the student withdrew to offer any amount of the post withdrawal disbursement to the student The student may accept or decline some or all of the post withdrawal disbursement that is not credited to the student s account The student must respond within 14 days from the date that the University sends the notification to be eligible to receive the post withdrawal disbursement A student s or parent s response to an offer of a post withdrawal disbursement does not have to be in writing however FGCU must document the response If the student does not respond to the University s notice no portion of the post withdrawal disbursement can be disbursed to the student s account or refunded however the school can use a portion or all of the disbursement to pay for any outstanding charges FGCU is required to contact a withdrawn student prior to making a post withdrawal disbursement of loan funds and explain to the student or the parent in case of a parent PLUS loan his or her obligation to repay the funds if the funds are disbursed and to confirm that any loan funds are still required by the student Only aid that is eligible to be disbursed at the time of withdrawal will be included in a post withdrawal disbursement Return of Title IV Funds Programs with Modules or Compressed Courses Summer Title IV funds are awarded to a student to attend an entire payment period or period of enrollment and the funds are intended to cover the student s educational and living expenses for the entire period The law specifies that a student earns Title IV funds on a pro rata basis through 60 percent of a period based on days completed in a

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/FinancialAid/Undergraduate/withdrawals-repayment.html (2016-02-07)
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  • Financial Aid - Undergraduate
    Suspension The student has not met one or all of the financial aid eligibility requirements and is no longer eligible to receive financial aid Students will remain on suspension until they file an appeal or achieve SAP by the end of the next spring term without the assistance of financial aid Some types of financial aid including some scholarships will still disburse regardless of the suspended status Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Satisfactory Academic Progress Timeframe Review PROB Financial Aid Probation The student has filed an appeal with the financial aid office and can now receive financial aid The student will be placed on an academic plan defined by the financial aid appeals committee Students placed on probation will be reviewed at the end of each semester to determine if the academic plan was successfully completed If the student failed to follow the terms of the academic plan the financial aid status will revert to a suspended status and financial aid will cease Students will remain on probation until they achieve their academic plan and reach SAP or until the student graduates Regaining Eligibility Mitigating circumstances Students who do not meet the minimum satisfactory academic progress requirements may request reinstatement of their eligibility based on any of the circumstance listed below Request for reinstatement must be made in writing Approval is NOT guaranteed Death Illness of an immediate family member Personal injury illness Physical disability Other extraordinary circumstances Appeal Students seeking reinstatement of their eligibility to receive financial aid must complete a Financial Aid Appeal form and provide supporting documentation Supporting documentation can include obituaries medical bills handwritten doctor s notes and any other documentation that the committee deems appropriate Students must also explain what in their situation has changed so they may now meet SAP standards Notification of action taken by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be emailed within 20 working days of the request If additional documentation is requested the student has 15 days to provide the documentation If the 15 day timeframe is not met the petition will not be considered The student may request the same petition be considered at a later date in that same semester if documents are later provided The committee has 20 working days from the date the last supporting document is provided to notify the student of a decision Deadlines for appeals will be published on the financial aid website Appeals will not be accepted after the posted deadlines If the appeal provided is approved the student will then be placed on probation for the semester requested in the petition and aid may be awarded for that semester The student s progress will then be reviewed at the end of the semester The student will remain on probation as long as they continue to achieve the requirements of their academic plan each semester or the student graduates SAP status will only automatically be updated through an appeal or at the end of the spring term when the annual process

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/FinancialAid/Undergraduate/conditions-for-receiving-aid.html (2016-02-07)
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  • Financial Aid - Undergraduate
    and personal expenses These expense budgets represent the maximum amount of financial aid that students may receive from all sources including student loans The variable factors that are used to construct the student expense budget include where the student lives at home with their parents on campus or off campus the student s legal state of residency the student s enrollment status the number of credits for which the student enrolls Please select the appropriate level to see the Cost of Attendance Independent students who incur expenses for dependent care either child care or elder care may have their expense budget adjusted The schedule of tuition and fees at FGCU is available on the FGCU Office of the Bursar web site 2015 2016 Undergraduate Full Time Student Cost of Attendance EXPENSES Florida Resident living with Parents Florida Resident living away from Parents Tuition and Fees 6 318 6 318 Books and Supplies 1 200 1 200 Room and Board 3 364 9 424 Transportation 1 700 1 700 Personal Expenses 1 700 1 700 Estimated Total Cost 14 282 20 342 Tuition and fees figures are based on an undergraduate student taking 15 undergraduate credit hours per term for two terms Fall and Spring Out of State students should add 18 974 to tuition fees Tuition and fees are estimated and subject to final approval by the FGCU Board of Trustees Cost of Attendance are estimates used for the purpose of Financial Aid For actual tuition costs please go to http www fgcu edu Cashiers tuition and fees html For actual Housing costs please go to http www fgcu edu Housing prospective cost options html 2014 2015 Undergraduate Full Time Student Cost of Attendance EXPENSES Florida Resident living with Parents Florida Resident living away from Parents Tuition and Fees 6

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/FinancialAid/Undergraduate/cost-of-attendance.html (2016-02-07)
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  • Office of the Bursar
    cancellation of classes and requests for refunds are subject to change without notice Students should review their Bill Payment Center account to verify the accuracy of the information and charges At the time of payment the student should also review the payment receipt to verify that the payment was correctly posted and to verify the accuracy of any outstanding charges owed or arrangements noted Registration fees for course audits are the same as for resident fees There is no ceiling maximum on the amount which a student may be assessed for a single term Lab fees may be charged on certain courses Consult the Registration Guidebook to locate the courses that require lab fees and the amount Fees are subject to change as permitted by law Additional fees may be added and special purpose fees may be assessed in some instances Tuition and Fee Schedule Tuition is defined as fees assessed to students for enrollment in credit courses at the university Tuition is assessed according to resident or non resident student classification and undergraduate or graduate course classification Undergraduate level courses are numbered 1000 through 4999 and graduate level courses are numbered 5000 and above The following fees and charges are for the Fall 2015 Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 semesters Undergraduate FL Resident Differential Undergraduate FL Resident No Differential Undergraduate Non FL Resident Differential Undergraduate Non FL Resident No Differential Graduate FL Resident Graduate Non FL Resident Tuition per credit hour 203 94 167 56 838 73 802 35 373 38 1 300 66 ID Card Fee 10 00 10 00 10 00 10 00 10 00 10 00 Repeat Surcharge per credit hour 177 94 177 94 177 94 177 94 N A N A If one of the following criteria is met the student is exempt from

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/Cashiers/tuition-and-fees.html (2016-02-07)
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  • Net Price Calculator
    students and their families based on what similar students paid in a previous year By clicking below I acknowledge that the estimate provided using this calculator does not represent a final determination or actual award of financial assistance or a final net price it is an estimate based on cost of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change year to year The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education the institution of higher education or the State Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA in order to be eligible for and receive an actual financial aid award that includes Federal grant loan or work study assistance For more information on applying for Federal student aid go to http www fafsa ed gov Note Any information that you provide on this site is confidential The Net Price Calculator does not store your responses or ask for personal identifying information of any kind Financial aid Do you plan to apply for financial aid Yes No Age How old are you Living arrangement Where do you plan to live while attending this institution On campus in a residence hall dormitory or on campus apartment Living on my own or with a roommate Living with my parents or other family members Residency Eligible for in district tuition Eligible for in state tuition Eligible for out of state tuition Marital Status Are you the student married Answer yes if you are separated but not divorced Yes No Children Are you the student the primary source of financial support for any children Yes No Number in Family How many people are in your family s household Count yourself your parent s and your parents other dependent children Two Three Four Five Six or more Number in College Of the number in your family above how many will be in college next year Count yourself and your siblings do not count your parents One child Two children Three or more children Household Income What is your annual household income after taxes Include income earned by yourself and your parent s Include income from work child support and other sources If your parent is single separated or divorced include the income for the parent with whom you live If the parent with whom you live is remarried include both your parent s income and his her spouse s income Less than 30 000 Between 30 000 39 999 Between 40 000 49 999 Between 50 000 59 999 Between 60 000 69 999 Between 70 000 79 999 Between 80 000 89 999 Between 90 000 99 999 Above 99 999 Number in Family How many people are in your family s household Count yourself and your spouse if applicable Count yourself your spouse if applicable and any dependent children One Two Three Four Five Six or more Number in College Of the number in your family above how

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/financialaid/netpricecalculator/npcalc.htm (2016-02-07)
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  • Financial Aid - Undergraduate
    a bachelor s degree prior to reaching the 12 full time semester limit This limit will be tracked by the U S Department of Education Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant SEOG The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need i e they have a low EFC and are also Federal Pell Grant recipients Awards range from 200 500 per academic year depending upon college funding levels Due to limited funding not all students that meet eligibility and deadline requirements will receive this grant This grant is for one year only and is not guaranteed in subsequent years TEACH Grant Program The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education TEACH Grant Program provides grants up to 4 000 00 per year to upper level and graduate students who intend to teach in a high need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low income families Undergraduate students must major in Special Education Secondary Math Education or Secondary Biology Education graduate students must major in Special Education or Reading Student must have and maintain a cumulative 3 25 GPA to be eligible for the TEACH Grant As a recipient of a TEACH Grant students are required to teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received a TEACH Grant Failure to complete this service obligation will result in the TEACH Grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Florida Student Assistance Grant FSAG The Florida Student Assistance Grant is awarded to undergraduate Florida residents with substantial financial need who enroll in a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester A FSAG award at FGCU can range from 200 2 000 per academic year A student must submit the FAFSA in a timely manner to be considered for this grant Due to limited funding not all students that meet eligibility and deadline requirements will receive this grant This grant is for one year only and is not guaranteed in subsequent years Additional eligibility and renewal criteria for this award can be found at http www floridastudentfinancialaid org SSFAD factsheets FSAG pdf First Generation Matching Grant FGMG The First Generation Matching Grant Program FGMG provides need based grants to undergraduate students who are enrolled in state universities and whose parents have not earned baccalaureate degrees Available state funds are contingent upon matching contributions from private sources on a dollar for dollar basis The Office of Financial Aid ranks all eligible applicants on the basis of financial need determine the award amount for each recipient and notify each student of their award Due to limited funding not all students that meet eligibility and deadline requirements will receive this grant This grant is for one year only and is not guaranteed in subsequent years The student should satisfy the following eligibility criteria for this grant Beginning in the Academic Year 09 10 the student must also be

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/FinancialAid/Undergraduate/grants.html (2016-02-07)
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  • Financial Aid - Undergraduate
    00 per credit hour Florida Medallion Scholars Award 77 00 per credit hour Renewal Requirements In order to renew a Bright Futures scholarship for the following academic year it is necessary that all renewal requirements are met at the end of the spring semester The following chart summarizes the academic renewal criteria for each Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Florida Academic Scholars Award Florida Medallion Scholars Award Requirements 3 0 2 75 Minimum Cumulative GPA unrounded unweighted 12 semester earned hours 12 semester earned hours Minimum Hours Required Per Term if funded Full Time 12 hours 9 semester earned hours 9 semester earned hours Minimum Hours Required Per Term if funded Three quarter Time 9 11 hours 6 semester earned hours 6 semester earned hours Minimum Hours Required Per Term if funded Half Time 6 8 hours Florida Academic Scholars will renew as Florida Medallion Scholars with a 2 75 2 99 GPA Students must be enrolled at least half time in order for the scholarship to disburse Bright Futures funding is NOT available for summer semesters Dropped Class Repayment Requirement If a student drops a class after the advertised add drop date see Academic Calendar the student is required by state of Florida to repay FGCU for any credits for which Bright Futures paid Fees and holds will be immediately placed on the account the moment the class is dropped If a student does not repay for Bright Futures funded classes dropped or withdrawn by the end of the current academic year they will not be eligible for renewal or funding for the subsequent academic year One Time Restoration Opportunity If after a student s first year of funding the student s cumulative GPA is below 2 75 the student may use that summer to increase his her GPA If at the end of the summer term his her GPA is still below the minimum 2 75 the student has until the end of the second year to bring the GPA up to at least a 2 75 The student may then apply for a One Time Reinstatement at the Bright Futures website through the state of Florida The summer term may be used for GPA renewal ONLY after first year of funding The student is not eligible for Reinstatement Restoration if their GPA falls below 2 75 after the first year For more information about restoration visit the Renewing Your Award section on the Bright Futures website Reinstatement An eligible student who did not receive funding during the previous academic year and would now like to apply for scholarship funding is a reinstating student Summer grades and hours earned after spring evaluation may be used if necessary to meet the scholarship renewal requirements However this option is only applicable to first year in college students receiving Bright Futures The student must request that a financial aid advisor submit a grade and hours update to the Bright Futures office indicating the adjusted cumulative GPA and or hours If a student

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/FinancialAid/Undergraduate/bright-futures.html (2016-02-07)
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  • Financial Aid - Undergraduate
    Direct Subsidized Loan Limit A student who is a first time borrower on or after July 1 2013 there is a limit on the maximum period of time measured in academic years that they can receive Direct Subsidized Loans In general a student may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150 of the published length of their program This is called the maximum eligibility period The published length of any program of study is found in FGCU s catalog If a student receives Direct Subsidized Loans for one program and then changes to another program the Direct Subsidized Loans received for the earlier program will generally count against the new maximum eligibility period After the student has received Direct Subsidized Loans for their maximum eligibility period they are no longer eligible to receive additional Direct Subsidized Loans However the student may continue to receive Direct Unsubsidized Loans In addition if a student continues to be enrolled in any undergraduate program after receiving Direct Subsidized Loans for their maximum eligibility period interest will begin to accrue with certain exceptions on Direct Subsidized Loans Federal Direct Stafford Loans Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans are awarded to students based on demonstrated financial need The interest on Subsidized Stafford loans is paid by the federal government while the student is in school during the grace period and during authorized deferment Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans are not awarded on the basis of need For Unsubsidized Stafford loans students are responsible for all of the interest that accrues while the student is enrolled in school The U S Department of Education is the lender for all Federal Direct Stafford Loans at Florida Gulf Coast University How to Apply The student must complete the steps below before receiving a Federal Direct Stafford Loan Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA http www fafsa ed gov If eligible based on the FAFSA a loan may be offered to via Gulfline The student has the option to accept decline or accept a partial amount of a loan through Gulfline If a new borrower the student must complete online Entrance Counseling at https studentloans gov Please check Gulfline to see if Entrance Counseling is listed under unsatisfied requirements If a new borrower a MPN Master Promissory Note will need to be e signed The MPN is completed online at https studentloans gov Loan Type First Disbursement Date Interest Rate Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans On or after 7 1 14 and before 6 30 15 4 66 On or after 7 1 15 and before 6 30 16 4 29 Loan Type First Disbursement Date Loan Origination Fee Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans On or after 10 1 14 and before 10 1 15 1 073 On or after 10 1 15 and before 10 1 16 1 068 Borrowing Limits for Federal Stafford and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans The table below shows the maximum amount a student can borrow each year

    Original URL path: http://www.fgcu.edu/FinancialAid/Undergraduate/loans.html (2016-02-07)
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