Financial Aid Options & Eligibility

BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP 2015 – 2016

Florida Statutes 1009.53 – 1009.538

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

A FAFSA using the MTC school code of 031039 is required. The rate that Bright Futures Scholarship Program will pay is $1.30 per clock hour. (Pending) The 2015 – 2016 term for this scholarship program is August 18, 2015 to June 14, 2016 (Pending) for the Bright Futures Scholarship disbursement.  Any hours outside of this time frame falls under the responsibility of the student.

Visit www.Floridastudentfinancialaid.org for more information.

 

FLORIDA PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY CAREER EDUCATION 2015 – 2016 FSAG-CE

Student Assistance Grant Program • Florida Statute 1009.50

Florida Public Postsecondary Career Education Student Assistance Grant (FSAG-CE) Program is a need-based grant program available to Florida residents enrolled in certificate programs of 450 or more clock hours at participating community colleges or public post-secondary career and technical schools operated by district school boards.

FSAG-CE is a decentralized, state-of-Florida program, which means that each participating institution determines procedures, deadlines, student eligibility, and award amount. Information will be provided by the Financial Aid Office when funding becomes available.

The CTAE Financial Aid Office will notify potential applicants via email and postings within the Financial Aid Office when forms are available each Fall and Spring term.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CHILDREN AND SPOUSES OF DECEASED OR DISABLED VETERANS AND SERVICE MEMBERS 2015 – 2016

Florida Statute 295.01

The Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service members (CSDDV) provides scholarships for dependent children or un-remarried spouses of Florida veterans or service members who died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. The CSDDV also provides funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government during wartime service. The CSDDV provides a fixed award amount at an eligible public or private post-secondary institution. Students receive the cost per credit hour award amount as specified in the 2014 – 2015 General Appropriations Act.

For more information, please visit the website: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Please click here to view the Veteran’s Benefits Page.

 

CAREERSOURCE

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, formerly Workforce Connection, brings together business and community partners, economic development leaders and educational providers to connect employers with qualified, skilled talent and job seekers with employment and career development opportunities. Currently offering limited scholarship funding for select programs of Radiology Technician (2nd year students only), Certified Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing and Medical Assisting. Contact CareerSource Citrus, Levy, Marion at 1-800-434-5627 for more information.

To download the scholarship application please click here.

 

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare them to gain or retain employment. Vocational Rehabilitation is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. http://www.rehabworks.org

ROSEWOOD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2015 – 2016

Florida Statute 1009.55

The Rosewood Family Scholarship program was created to provide student financial assistance for a maximum of twenty-five eligible students who attend a state university, public community college, or public post-secondary career and technical school. Eligible students must be direct descendants of Rosewood families affected by the incidents of January 1923. Applicants are required to supply the descendant information on the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application for verification. Funds for the Rosewood Family Scholarship are contingent each year upon the appropriations made available to the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) by the Florida Legislature.

 

FLORIDA CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP

Families of Florida Credit Union members may be eligible to receive scholarship funding through the following scholarships. Servin/ Ellis Scholarship and John C Rawls Scholarship.  Servin/Ellis award is open to any high school senior who plans to enroll in an undergraduate program. The John C Rawls award is open to anyone enrolled who plans to enroll in an undergraduate program of study.

To find out more click here.

 

FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE FUND

As part of the Marion County Public School System, MTC has been authorized to receive payment of Florida Prepaid College Funds. Florida prepaid covers the cost of tuition only at public post-secondary career and technical schools. Supplies, lab fees, and other miscellaneous fees are not covered. Students should present their Florida Prepaid College fund ID card at the time of registration. Information regarding the Florida Prepaid College Plan can be obtained by calling 1-800-552-4723 or visiting the webpage to enroll http://www.florida529plans.com/.

 

FCB – FLORIDA COUNCIL OF THE BLIND

The Florida Council of the Blind Scholarship program consists of awards which are offered to outstanding students who are enrolled in academic education or professional training beyond the high school level. The applicant must be legally blind. For more information about this scholarship program and eligibility requirements, applicants should contact Barbara Grill at 941-966-7056 or via email at grillbh@comcast.net.

 

FCCLV – FLORIDA COUNCIL CERTIFIED LOW VISION

The Florida Council of Citizens with Low Vision Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who is enrolled in academic, professional or technical training beyond the high school level. The $750 award will be given for either academic excellence or to an eligible applicant who is enrolled in a course of study which will increase advancement potential in his/her chosen field. This scholarship may be awarded to a full or part-time student. However, special preference will be given to low-vision applicants, as this is a Low Vision organization.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicant must be legally blind. That is, the applicant must have vision in the eye of no more than 20/200 with corrective lenses or vision greater than 20/200 in the better eye but with a restricted field of vision of no more than 30 degrees.
  • Applicant must be a resident of the state of Florida. However, the college or university doesn’t necessarily have to be in Florida.
  •  Applicant must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma.  (High school students are graduating this term may also apply.)
  • Applicant must either be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a college, university or trade school.
  • Applicant must have at least a 3.0 grade point average.

For more information about the FCCLV Scholarship, contact Barbara Grill at 941-966-7056 or via email at grillbh@comcast.net.

 

FLORIDA GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL ON INDIAN AFFAIRS

The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc., the “Council” is a private, non-profit corporation which was incorporated under the laws of Florida at the direction of Executive Order #74-23. This organization is responsible for the allocation and distribution of funding to economically disadvantaged, underemployed, or unemployed American Indians, Native Alaskans and Native Hawaiians who are seeking employment and training assistance. Community Technical & Adult Education accepts funding from this organization for students’ educational needs. http://www.fgcia.com/.

 

THIRD-PARTY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Third-party financial assistance from local agencies or organizations may be accepted on a per student basis. Documentation must be presented to the MTC Financial Aid Office prior to registration.  Below is a list of third-party financial assistance and/or scholarship applications submitted to the Financial Aid department that are available to new or current MTC students.  Please click on the name of the organization/scholarship to view and print the scholarship application.

Altrusa International of Ocala, Inc.

GFWC Scholarship

Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF)

Ocala-Marion County Hospitality Council

AMERICORPS — ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS

This program provides full-time educational awards in return for community service work.  Students can work before, during, or after their post-secondary education and can use the funds either to pay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans. For more information contact the following organization:

Corporation for National Service

1201 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20525

1-800-942-2677