Applying for Financial Aid

Don’t let filing the FAFSA overwhelm you! Get assistance from a Financial Aid Specialist. We are here to help current and future students. We can help with creating an FSA ID and we can answer any questions related to completing the FAFSA and your eligibility.

We offer a combination of aid programs including grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. Based on eligibility, students may qualify for funding from one or more of these programs.

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Need help filing your FAFSA? We are available to help on campus and virtually.

How To Receive Financial Aid

​The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is free to file and is available to complete every year on October 1st.

Important things to know:

  • Use federal school code 001500 (111 East Las Olas Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33301).
  • You can choose the option to have your tax information automatically imported into your FAFSA. This will save you time. Be sure to select the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) option when filing your FAFSA.

After completing your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education summarizing all of 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.

Before your financial aid can be processed, students must fulfill all outstanding requirements. These requirements are displayed as red flags on your myBC account and should be resolved as soon as possible. Red flags mean that your financial aid will not be processed until all documents are received by the Financial Aid office.

Log in to myBC and check the Financial Aid 'Application Status' page to review your red flags and how to resolve them. The 'Document Details' button will provide an explanation of what you are required to do in each case.

Once your financial aid is processed, you will be able to see your awards on your myBC account under the 'Awards' page. Please note that awards can be adjusted based on changes in your enrollment.

Student aid is based on hours of enrollment: 1 to 5 credits (less than half time), 6 to 8 credits (half time), 9 to 11 credits (three-quarter time), or 12 credits or more (full-time). You should only enroll in classes necessary to complete your degree and only enroll in the number of credits that you can successfully complete for the term. If you are uncertain about your desired major or classes, you should see a Broward College academic advisor. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in a loss of eligibility.    

Please 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. For example, if you are awarded 12 credits then reduce your enrollment to 6 credits, your aid award changes. Once you are certain about the classes you want to take, you should enroll in all classes and sessions that you plan to attend, even session 3 and 4 classes that start later in the term. The PELL Grant calculator can be used to determine your award based on your enrollment.

If you decide that you are no longer interested in attending a particular class or for a particular semester, you are responsible for dropping the class(es). Do not rely on being dropped automatically for non-payment or the instructor to drop you from your classes.

​Once all of your documents have been submitted and your file has been processed, log in to myBC and review your awards on the 'Awards' page. Please note that awards can be adjusted based on enrollment. Refund information can be found on this page as well. 

The campus bookstores are owned and operated by Barnes & Noble. To be successful, it is important to plan to have your textbooks and materials by the first day of class. You may visit your campus’s bookstore to purchase your materials or use Barnes & Noble's online ordering platform.

If you have financial aid in excess of your tuition and fees after you have been awarded, you will be provided $60 per credit hour to use at the bookstore. Course registration is required before you can use financial aid at the bookstore and students who would like to use Federal Financial Aid must submit authorization prior to visiting the campus bookstore.

To submit the bookstore authorization, please log in to your myBC account and locate my financial tab. Select financial authorization and answer the questions. Please allow 3-4 hours after course registration or after completing the bookstore authorization before using your Financial Aid funds to purchase your coursework materials.

Broward College has partnered with Barnes & Noble to offer the First Day Access Textbook Saving Program providing digital course materials included as an additional course charge for a particular course or program. If you have financial aid in excess of your tuition, fees, and other Bookstore purchases, your charges will be covered. If you do not have enough financial aid, you will receive a bill and will need to pay online through your myBC account. Please view First Day for more information about the program.

For information and questions on course materials, please visit the BC Bookstore.

  • Students must be admitted to an eligible degree or certificate program of study in order to receive financial aid.
  • Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.
  • Enrollment can affect aid amounts, and only classes that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as being required for degree completion will be used to calculate eligibility for Title IV funds.

Tuition Payment Deadlines

June 26, 2023

Payment plan sign-up opens

NOTE: 0% interest payment plans are available to all students. There is a $35 to $45 fee to sign up. Payment is due by the 20th of each month. Failure to make the payment on time can result in being
dropped from the plan, with tuition payment due in full to Broward College.

July 1, 2023

Notify the Cashier/Bursar Office at if you have:

  • A sponsorship that will pay all or a portion of your Summer 2023 tuition such as Vocational Rehabilitation, CareerSource, Corporate sponsorship, etc.
  • Military tuition assistance
  • Florida pre-paid; 1-800-552-4723
August 8, 2023
Summer Tuition Deadlines Begin
Sessions 1 & 2
Registration Dates Payment Deadlines
Early Registration - August 6 August 8
August 7 - August 15 August 16
August 16 - August 20 August 21
August 21 - August 22 August 23
August 23 - August 25 August 25
NOTE: All accounts must be paid or payment arrangements made to remain registered for your classes. Classes may be dropped for nonpayment if tuition is not paid or covered by the due date.

August 17, 2023
Payment plan sign-up ends for Fall 2023

August 18, 2023
First Day of Classes; Sessions 1 & 2

August 25, 2023
Last day to drop with 100% refund; Sessions 1 & 2

August 29, 2023
Fall Tuition Deadlines Begin
Session 3
Registration Dates Payment Deadlines
Early Registration - August 25 August 29
August 26 - August 29 August 31
August 30 - September 5 September 6
September 6 - September 10 September 11
September 11 - September 13 September 13

September 6, 2023
First Day of Classes; Session 3

September 13, 2023
Last day to drop with 100% refund; Session 3

October 9, 2023
Summer Tuition Deadlines Begin
Sessions 4
Registration Dates Payment Deadlines
Early Registration - October 5 October 9
October 6 - October 9 October 11
October 10 - October 15 October 16
October 16 - October 17 October 18
October 18 - October 23 October 23
NOTE: All accounts must be paid or payment arrangements made to remain registered for your classes. Classes may be dropped for nonpayment if tuition is not paid or covered by the due date.


October 16, 2023
First Day of Classes; Session 4

October 23, 2023
Last day to drop with 100% refund; Session 4

NOTE: If a student adds additional classes during the session, payment of tuition cost is due immediately.

For information regarding Financial Aid please visit the Financial Aid Page.

For information regarding Scholarships please visit the Scholarships Page.

For information regarding payment please visit the Cashier Page.
Contact us at 954-201-6545 or email

Do you have questions?

Student Financial Services is available to assist students with any questions concerning financial aid eligibility. It is our goal to ensure that your financial aid process is both pleasant and seamless. Contact us or click on the '?' to the right and choose CHAT to chat with a live agent!

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Consumer Information & Gainful Employment Disclosures

In accordance with federal regulations pertaining to the Higher Education Act, Broward College is required to make Consumer Information Disclosures (PDF) available to current and prospective students, employees and the general public.

The college is also required to disclose information about programs that lead to gainful employment to prospective students.


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