Financial Aid is available to all prospective and currently
enrolled students who qualify and enroll in an approved career
training program. Students who wish to apply for financial aid
must visit one of the Financial Aid Offices at an Orange County
Public Schools Career and Technical center and complete the Orange
County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Financial
Aid Checklist and the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) application for processing. It is recommended
that the completed application be submitted a
minimum of two weeks prior to expected
Financial Aid offered at the Orange County Public Schools Career
and Technical centers consists of the Title IV Federal Pell Grant,
Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, Student Financial Aid Fund
(SFAF), private scholarships and assistance for targeted populations.
Research for scholarships can be completed on-line at www.fastweb.com or www.finaid.org.
All students seeking financial aid must have proof of the previous
year's income and proof of current income. For previous income,
this may be in the form of a copy of tax returns or a form 1722
obtained from the IRS along with other untaxed income statements
such as Unemployment, Social Security, etc. For current income,
this may be in the form of current pay stubs, current unemployment
pay stubs, a notice of case action from HRS indicating the amount
received for AFDC and Food Stamps, a current statement from Social
Security stating the amount received, etc.
An applicant who has not earned a high school diploma or GED and is not currently enrolled in a high school curriculum must achieve passing scores on an approved test to qualify for federal financial aid as an Ability-To-Benefit (ATB) student. To be ATB eligible, a student must be at least sixteen (16) years of age and pass a U.S. Department of Education approved ATB test. Detailed information can be obtained from the Mid Florida Tech Financial Aid office.
Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to
receive financial aid. Satisfactory academic progress is defined
as student competency in 60 percent of the work defined by the
course guidelines and coursework completion at an acceptable
level of performance. The Financial Aid Office will require
a monthly timesheet and quarterly academic progress reports.
Documentation supporting absences should be given to the Financial
Aid Office immediately upon student returning
NOTE: The Ability-to-Benefit test option will no longer be available on or after July 1, 2012.