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If you have been offered a Pell grant on your Financial Aid award letter, the amount offered is based on full time enrollment. The Pell grant is available at any enrollment level and it is based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). 

To find out what your Pell Grant would be reduced to if you enroll in less than 12 credits, follow the instructions below:

1. Locate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) in the table below. Your EFC amount can be found on MyFIU via View My Financial Aid >Award Summary > Financial Aid Summary.
2. To determine what your Pell Grant will be reduced to for each enrollment level, follow the chart across. Your total award for the year cannot exceed the "Maximum Annual Award". 

*Please note: If you received aid at another college, or are close to the lifetime maximum limit of 600%, you may not receive the full amount of the "Term Award" and/or the "Maximum Annual Award".

 

EFC FULL TIME THREE-QUARTER TIME HALF-TIME LESS THAN HALF TIME EFC
12 + CREDITS 9-11 CREDITS 6-8 CREDITS 1-5 CREDITS
AWARD 1ST 2ND AWARD 1ST 2ND AWARD 1ST 2ND AWARD 1ST 2ND
0 - 0 5920 2960 2960 4440 2220 2220 2960 1480 1480 1480 740 740 0 - 0
1 - 100 5870 2935 2935 4403 2202 2201 2935 1468 1467 1468 734 734 1 - 100
101 -200 5770 2885 2885 4328 2164 2164 2885 1443 1442 1443 722 721 101 -200
201 - 300 5670 2835 2835 4253 2127 2126 2835 1418 1417 1418 709 709 201 - 300
301 - 400 5570 2785 2785 4178 2089 2089 2785 1393 1392 1393 697 696 301 - 400
401 - 500 5470 2735 2735 4103 2052 2051 2735 1368 1367 1368 684 684 401 - 500
501 - 600 5370 2685 2685 4028 2014 2014 2685 1343 1342 1343 672 671 501 - 600
601 -700 5270 2635 2635 3953 1977 1976 2635 1318 1317 1318 659 659 601 -700
701 -800 5170 2585 2585 3878 1939 1939 2585 1293 1292 1293 647 646 701 -800
801 - 900 5070 2535 2535 3803 1902 1901 2535 1268 1267 1268 634 634 801 - 900
901 - 1000 4970 2485 2485 3728 1864 1864 2485 1243 1242 1243 622 621 901 - 1000
1001 - 1100 4870 2435 2435 3653 1827 1826 2435 1218 1217 1218 609 609 1001 - 1100
1101 - 1200 4770 2385 2385 3578 1789 1789 2385 1193 1192 1193 597 596 1101 - 1200
1201 - 1300 4670 2335 2335 3503 1752 1751 2335 1168 1167 1168 584 584 1201 - 1300
1301 - 1400 4570 2285 2285 3428 1714 1714 2285 1143 1142 1143 572 571 1301 - 1400
1401 - 1500 4470 2235 2235 3353 1677 1676 2235 1118 1117 1118 559 559 1401 - 1500
1501 - 1600 4370 2185 2185 3278 1639 1639 2185 1093 1092 1093 547 546 1501 - 1600
1601 - 1700 4270 2135 2135 3203 1602 1601 2135 1068 1067 1068 534 534 1601 - 1700
1701 - 1800 4170 2085 2085 3128 1564 1564 2085 1043 1042 1043 522 521 1701 - 1800
1801 - 1900 4070 2035 2035 3053 1527 1526 2035 1018 1017 1018 509 509 1801 - 1900
1901 - 2000 3970 1985 1985 2978 1489 1489 1985 993 992 993 497 496 1901 - 2000
2001 - 2100 3870 1935 1935 2903 1452 1451 1935 968 967 968 484 484 2001 - 2100
2101 - 2200 3770 1885 1885 2828 1414 1414 1885 943 942 943 472 471 2101 - 2200
2201 - 2300 3670 1835 1835 2753 1377 1376 1835 918 917 918 459 459 2201 - 2300
2301 - 2400 3570 1785 1785 2678 1339 1339 1785 893 892 893 447 446 2301 - 2400
2401 - 2500 3470 1735 1735 2603 1302 1301 1735 868 867 868 434 434 2401 - 2500
2501 - 2600 3370 1685 1685 2528 1264 1264 1685 843 842 843 422 421 2501 - 2600
2601 - 2700 3270 1635 1635 2453 1227 1226 1635 818 817 818 409 409 2601 - 2700
2701 - 2800 3170 1585 1585 2378 1189 1189 1585 793 792 793 397 396 2701 - 2800
2801 - 2900 3070 1535 1535 2303 1152 1151 1535 768 767 768 384 384 2801 - 2900
2901 - 3000 2970 1485 1485 2228 1114 1114 1485 743 742 743 372 371 2901 - 3000
3001 - 3100 2870 1435 1435 2153 1077 1076 1435 718 717 718 359 359 3001 - 3100
3101 - 3200 2770 1385 1385 2078 1039 1039 1385 693 692 693 347 346 3101 - 3200
3201 - 3300 2670 1335 1335 2003 1002 1001 1335 668 667 668 334 334 3201 - 3300
3301 - 3400 2570 1285 1285 1928 964 964 1285 643 642 643 322 321 3301 - 3400
3401 - 3500 2470 1235 1235 1853 927 926 1235 618 617 618 309 309 3401 - 3500
3501 - 3600 2370 1185 1185 1778 889 889 1185 593 592 593 297 296 3501 - 3600
3601 - 3700 2270 1135 1135 1703 852 851 1135 568 567 0 0 0 3601 - 3700
3701 - 3800 2170 1085 1085 1628 814 814 1085 543 542 0 0 0 3701 - 3800
3801 - 3900 2070 1035 1035 1553 777 776 1035 518 517 0 0 0 3801 - 3900
3901 - 4000 1970 985 985 1478 739 739 985 493 492 0 0 0 3901 - 4000
4001 - 4100 1870 935 935 1403 702 701 935 468 467 0 0 0 5315 - 9999
4101 - 4200 1770 885 885 1328 664 664 885 443 442 0 0 0 5316 - 9999
4201 - 4300 1670 835 835 1253 627 626 835 418 417 0 0 0 5317 - 9999
4301 - 4400 1570 785 785 1178 589 589 785 393 392 0 0 0 5318 - 9999
4401 - 4500 1470 735 735 1103 552 551 735 368 367 0 0 0 5319 - 9999
4501 - 4600 1370 685 685 1028 514 514 685 343 342 0 0 0 5320 - 9999
4601 - 4700 1270 635 635 953 477 476 635 318 317 0 0 0 5321 - 9999
4701 - 4800 1170 585 585 878 439 439 0 0 0 0 0 0 5322 - 9999
4801 - 4900 1070 535 535 803 402 401 0 0 0 0 0 0 5323 - 9999
4901 - 5000 970 485 485 728 364 364 0 0 0 0 0 0 5324 - 9999
5001 - 5100 870 435 435 653 327 326 0 0 0 0 0 0 5325 - 9999
5101 - 5200 770 385 385 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5326 - 9999
5201 - 5300 670 335 335 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5327 - 9999
5301 - 5328 606 303 303 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5328 - 9999
5329 - 9999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5329 - 9999

 

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Initial awards for grants are based on full-time enrollment. If you are Not enrolled full-time, the grant will be reduced based on your actual enrollment after the drop/add period.

Expected
Family
Contribution

(EFC)

Grant

Type

Maximun Annual
Amount

Term
Amount

Enrollment
Requirement

Other
Requirement

0 to 5328

FSAG

Up to $2,200

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

Up to $1,100

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

= 12 + credits

 

= 9-11 credits

 

= 6-8 credits

Awarded to FL Residents Eligible for Pell

0 to 5328

FSEOG

Up to $800

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

Up to $400

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

= 12 + credits

 

= 9-11 credits

 

= 6-8 credits

 

5328 to 8600

Leverage Grant

Variable Amount

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

Variable Amount

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

= 12 + credits

 

= 9-11 credits

 

= 6-8 credits

Non-Pell

Recipients

FIU Opportunity Grant

Variable Amount

Variable Amount

= 12 + credits

Full time

Demostrate financial need and meet SAP

0 to 5328

University Grants

Variable Amount

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

Variable Amount

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

= 12 + credits

 

= 9-11 credits

 

= 6-8 credits

Students awarded FSAG are not eligible for this award.

 

Tuition Differential

Variable Amount

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

Variable Amount

3/4 of Amount

1/2 of Amount

= 12 + credits

 

= 9-11 credits

 

= 6-8 credits

 Undergraduate

Demonstrate financial need

0 to 8600

Upper Division  Grant

Variable Amount

Variable Amount

= 12 + credits

Full Time

Must be classifed as a Junior or Senior

 0 to 8000

Graduate Need Grant

Variable Amount

Variable Amount

 Full Time

Graduate students only

 
*Grant amounts displayed are for the 2017-2018 aid year.

 

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The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) is a need-based State grant available to undergraduate students who attend Florida public state universities. To be eligible you must be a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, not have a previous bachelor’s degree and you must complete the FAFSA application. You will be awarded based on the information submitted on the FAFSA. The annual awards may vary from $1,100 - $2,200 for the academic year excluding summer semester.

 

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FSEOG is a federal grant awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Federal Pell Grant recipients will receive priority and award amount vary, up to $800 for the academic year.

 

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The Leverage Grant is an institutional grant offered to students who are not eligible for the Pell Grant, meet the March 1st FIU FAFSA priority deadline date, and demonstrate financial need. Award amounts vary and are based on the availability of funds and individual need.

 

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The University Grant is an institutional grant offered to students who meet the March 1st FIU FAFSA priority deadline and demonstrate financial need. Amounts vary and are based on the availability of funds and need.

 

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The Tuition Differential Grant is an institutional grant offered to undergraduate students who meet the March 1st FIU FAFSA priority deadline and have exceptional financial need. Amounts vary and are based on the availability of funds and need.

 

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The Upper Division Full Time Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, meet the March 1st FIU FAFSA priority deadline, are enrolled in 12 credits, and have completed the CLAST exam. Award amounts vary and are based on very limited availability.

 

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The Graduate Need Grant is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate financial need and who are enrolled full time (9 credits or more).  Funds are very limited and are awarded to students who meet the March 1st FIU FAFSA priority deadline. Award amounts vary.

 

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TEACH Grant-Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to teach

  • in a high-need field 
  • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families 
  • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant.

IMPORTANT: If you do not complete the service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds disbursed will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed.

A full-time TEACH Grant recipient may receive four scheduled awards of up to $4,000 each, or a total of $16,000, for the first baccalaureate and post baccalaureate programs combined.

A graduate student may receive two scheduled awards, or a total of up to $8000 for a master’s program.

Student Eligibility Requirements

To receive a TEACH Grant you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) located at www.FAFSA.gov
  3. Be admitted to an eligible degree seeking program.
  4. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for each term awarded the grant.
  5. Undergraduate students must be in their 3rd, 4th, or 5th year
  6. Must be enrolled in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching in a high-need field, which includes subjects on the nationwide shortage area list. The list can be found at http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/pol/tsa.html, which is updated each year by the U.S. Department of Education.
  7. Be enrolled for at least half-time during the semester the award is received (Fall/Spring). The TEACH grant will be prorated based on enrollment status. Undergraduate: Full-time (12+ credits), three-quarters time (9-ll credits), and half-time (6-8 credits). Graduate: Full-time (9+ credits), half-time (5-8 credits). TEACH grant is not offered in the Summer term.
  8. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Florida International University's Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  9. Complete the TEACH Grant Agreement To Serve (ATS) for every academic year the grant is awarded.
  10. Student must submit a TEACH Grant Request form to the Financial Aid Office.

 

TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve

Each year you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve that will be available electronically on a Department of Education Web site. The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve specifies the conditions under which the grant will be awarded, the teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgment that you understand that if you do not meet the teaching service requirements you must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were disbursed. Specifically, the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve will require the following:

  • For each TEACH Grant-eligible program for which you received TEACH Grant funds, you must serve as a full-time teacher for a total of at least four academic years within eight calendar years after you completed or withdrew from the academic program for which you received the TEACH Grant.
  • You must perform the teaching service as a highly-qualified teacher at a low-income school. The term highly-qualified teacher is defined in section 9101(23) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or in section 602(10) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  • Your teaching service must be in a high-need field.
  • You must comply with any other requirements that the Department of Education determines to be necessary.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER

If you receive a TEACH Grant but do not complete the required teaching service obligation, as explained above, TEACH Grant funds received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan that will be charged interest from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.

 

Disclaimer

This page provides a preliminary summary of the TEACH Grant Program based on the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007. The information on this page is subject to change and is not binding on the Department of Education.

 

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