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Apply For Financial Aid

Students can apply for Federal student aid before applying for admission to Broward College; however, students must be admitted to an eligible degree or certificate program of study in order to be offered financial aid. Financial Aid is a combination of grants (Pell, Federal Supplemental Need), scholarships (Florida Bright Futures, Institutional and Foundation, private), work-study (on- and off-campus employment up to 20 hours per week) and student and parent loans (Federal subsidized, unsubsidized, parent plus).  All of these can be packaged together and awarded based on eligibility to help finance direct and indirect costs to attend College.

 

By following these steps you are applying and determining eligibility for all of these resources to help you attend Broward College.

   

 

Click each Step 1-7 to progress and complete Broward College's Financial Aid Application Process. 

Step 1 Complete the FAFSA
Complete the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov (Broward College's school code is 001500).
 
Federal government strongly encourages students and parents to elect the IRS data retrieval option when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web. This will greatly expedite the processing of your financial aid and minimize any chances of being selected for verification related to any income reported on the FAFSA.
 
The FAFSA can be filed beginning January 1 of each year (You must renew your FAFSA every academic year). Submit your FAFSA early to maximize the amount of aid you receive. Eligible students who apply early have a greater chance of receiving need-based aid. We encourage all students to submit a FAFSA even if they think they will not be eligible. Just because you are not eligible for a Pell grant doesn't mean you are not eligible for Financial Aid. When we process your Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) you will receive the best package we are able to provide for you.
Step 2 Review Your Student Aid Report (SAR)
After filing your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education summarizing all the information you provided in the online application. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be included in the SAR.  In determining your eligibility, the College calculates your estimated Cost of Attendance (COA​). Your EFC is subtracted from your COA to determine your eligibility for need based aid. Please review your SAR for accuracy and make any necessary corrections online at www.fafsa.gov . Contact the U.S. Department of Education if you do not receive your SAR or have questions regarding your SAR.
 
Step 3 Verification Clear (RED) Flags
Before aid can be processed, students must fulfill any outstanding requirements* (red flags) as early as possible. These red flags are called verification.  Until these flags are cleared, your financial aid cannot process. View the application status page and determine where you are in the process, then resolve any outstanding requirements (red flags).
 
You can also view a video at the top of this page for more information
Step 4 Register for Classes
Register for classes. Student aid is based on hours of enrollment (example:  three credits (less than half time), six credits (half time), nine credits (three-fourths time) or 12 credits or more (full-time).  
Important Note:  Financial Aid is awarded each semester based on your enrollment status AND is adjusted based on changes you make to your schedule before and after the term begins. 
 
Example: If you are awarded for 12 credits, then reduce your credits to 6, your aid award changes.
 
PELL Grant calculator can be used to determine your award based on your enrollment.
 
Step 5 Attend a Financial Aid Orientation
After registration, new students must attend a financial aid orientation.
Step 6 Monitor Your Application Status
Once your financial aid package is complete, and you have registered for classes, the College will process your financial aid.  Financial aid recipients with grants, loans, and/or scholarships can see their awards posted on their MyBC financial aid awards.
 
Monitor your application status from time to time before the each start as your status is subject to change if your enrollment changes.
 
All students should check out our scholarship page on information on applying for Scholarships.
Step 7 Refunds and Other Important Information
Refunds
After tuition and fees have been deducted, students may receive a refund.  Refunds are processed after classes begin and after your enrollment in all your courses are verified.  
 
 
Books and Supplies Charges
If you are eligible for a refund, you may be able to use a portion of your refund to purchase books and supplies prior to the start of classes.
 
You must present your student ID when purchasing books.

  

All new students MUST have all their information complete with financial aid by July 1st, and can start checking their application status/ award status for classes that start in August after July 31st. We encourage students to avoid waiting until the last minute to apply for aid and register for classes. Broward College cannot guarantee tuition coverage to late applicants.
All continuing students MUST have all their information complete with financial aid by May 31st, and can start checking their application status/ award status for classes that start in August after June 1st.

All new students MUST have all their information complete with financial aid by July 1st, and can start checking their application status/ award status for classes that start in August after July 31st. We encourage students to avoid waiting until the last minute to apply for aid and register for classes. Broward College cannot guarantee tuition coverage to late applicants.

Before you receive financial aid at Broward College, there are some key points that you need to know:

 

  • TRANSFER STUDENTS MUST provide official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges or universities within 30 days of the start of their first term of enrollment. Failure to do so could result in a delay of a student’s Financial Aid. Click Here​ for more information for transfer students.

  • Broward College Student Financial Services sets policies and standards that students are required to adhere to, such as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Click here for more information on SAP.

  • If transferring from another school, your financial aid will not transfer with you to BC.

  • If you have filed a FAFSA in the same aid year you are transferring, please ensure BC's school code (which is 001500) is on your FAFSA. 
  •  If you borrowed a Federal Student Loan or received a portion of your Pell grant for the academic year and are transferring mid-year, you must cancel any remaining portion of your loan and Pell grant at your previous school.
  •  If the loan period at your previous school overlaps with your loan period at BC, it is possible that you may not be eligible to borrow until the following semester.
  • Due to the volume of financial aid reporting between schools and the U.S. Department of Education, BC may not receive a record of the financial aid you received at your previous school before awarding you. In that case, once the records are transmitted to BC, due to federal annual borrowing limits per academic year and federal annual Pell grant amounts, your awards could be reduced or cancelled after you have received the funds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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