Keiser University is a private, non-profit institution of higher learning. As the largest such institution in the State of Florida, Keiser University offers undergraduate and graduate level studies in a wide variety of disciplines. These disciplines vary by campus. Keiser University also offers online degrees. Its online program offers one class at a time every four weeks. This approach to education minimizes the conflicts of taking multiple courses simultaneously.
Keiser University, approved by the United States Department of Education for participation in federal financial aid programs, offers both the Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, or SEOG, for students with financial need. Both of these grants support undergraduate students only. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known by most students as the FAFSA, determines eligibility for these federal grants. In addition, Keiser University participates in the Military Reimbursement Program and the Veterans training program if those apply to your situation.
Students attending Keiser University for an associate's degree who have financial need may qualify for additional funding through the Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant, FPSAG. This program is through the State of Florida, so the students must be a two-year resident of Florida. To determine eligibility, the FAFSA must be filed. The deadline is May 1 of each year. The FAFSA filing will determine your Expected Family Contribution, often called the EFC. If your need falls within the state guidelines, the state will notify you of your eligibility.
Keiser University offers a needs-based scholarship program for students with exceptional financial need. Awards of these scholarships follow a careful review on a case-by-case basis. See the Keiser University Financial Services office in your community for additional details on this scholarship program. They will assist you in determining if you qualify for this additional scholarship. DegreeFinders lists numerous additional private scholarships at Keiser University intended for students with exceptional financial need.
Federal Work Study
Keiser University participates with the Federal Work Study program. Under this program, undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree are eligible. The Federal Work Study program provides funding for students available for after- or before-school work within the University. You can find out what positions your local Keiser University campus has to offer by inquiring at the Financial Services office of the campus nearest you.
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