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Financial Aid

A college education is an important investment. At Warner, we want to make tuition costs manageable with the help of financial aid.

There are three main steps involved in completing your Financial Aid process.

  • Step One: Complete your FAFSA
  • Step Two: Complete the Financial Aid process
  • Step Three: Complete your payment arrangements
Step One: Complete Your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal, state and Warner aid. 

Completing the FAFSA:

  • Both student and parent will be required to create an FSA ID.
  • In order to complete the FAFSA, you will need to have access to your 2018 tax information. The easiest way to do this is by using the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) within the FAFSA. 

College Code (Warner): 008848

Click here to start your FAFSA!

If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal 2019 income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a significant drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted (documentation is required).  Complete the FAFSA application as instructed (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit, and contact Warner’s Financial Aid Department for review (allow 72 hours for your FAFSA to be processed and received).  Note: the school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the US Department of Education.

Step Two: Complete the Financial Aid Process

Complete Verification

Many students are selected for verification.  It is a process used by the government to confirm that the data reported on the FAFSA is accurate. 

Students are selected for verification for multiple reasons.  Do not worry!  The steps to complete this are usually very easy and we will guide you through this process.  The Financial Aid office will send all required documents to be completed and returned.  They can also be accessed here:

If you were not able to use the Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your income information directly to the FAFSA, you will need to provide either:

 

  1. 2019 tax return transcripts or non-filing statement (contact irs.gov or call 800-908-9946), or
  2. Signed 2019 tax return (Form 1040)

 

Complete and Return Required Documents

 

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Financial Responsibility Agreement

EASE Grant Application (Florida residents only)

Signed Award Letter (provided by the Financial Aid Office)

PLUS Eligibility Form

 

Complete Required Loan Process

 

For students and/or parents accepting loans, please complete the following items:

Student Entrance Counseling

Student Master Promissory Note

PLUS (Parent) Application

PLUS (Parent) Credit Counseling

PLUS (Parent) Master Promissory Note

Step Three: Complete Your Payment Arrangements

All students are expected to make payment in full for their semester bill by the first day of class or set up a payment plan.

Payment plans generally extend 6 months:

  • Fall: July – December
  • Spring:  January – June

Various options for payment methods are available to students and parents. Please contact studentaccounts@warner.edu or call (863) 638-7122

Office Hours:  Monday- Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

 

Assistance

There are many ways that can help curb your overall college cost.

Grants

Grants are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid.  Most grants are based on your level of financial need determined by the results of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

FEDERAL GRANTS

 

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility: Undergraduate, based on financial need

Deadline: None

ApplicationFAFSA

Renewable: Annually

Funding: Federal grant; prorated by enrollment status 

 

Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Eligibility: Full-time traditional undergraduate, seeking first degree, with a minimum GPA of 2.0

Deadline: Based on availability of funds

Renewable: Annually 

Funding: Federal grant; prorated by enrollment status

 

Federal TEACH Grant

Eligibility: Full-time traditional undergraduate with Junior or Senior status in an approved Education program, with a minimum GPA of 3.25. 

Deadline: None

ApplicationOnline

Renewable: By semester

 

STATE GRANTS

 

 

Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

 

Effective Access to Student Education (EASE)

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate, seeking first degree, with a minimum GPA of 2.0, Florida resident

Deadline: Prior to start of semester

Application: EASE Application

Renewable: Yes, up to 9 semesters

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate, seeking first degree, with a minimum GPA of 2.0, EFC below 6,080, Florida resident

Deadline: Based on availability of funds

Application: FAFSA (online)

Renewable: Yes, yearly according to need and availability of funds

 

Scholarships

A scholarship is a monetary gift that celebrates academic achievement, special talent, or act of service.  Scholarships do not need to be repaid. 

Warner Scholarships

100% of all traditional undergraduate (full-time) students receive a Warner scholarship!  Please contact Admissions for more details. 

Outside Scholarships

 

Fob James Law Firm Law School Scholarship

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Textbook Nova 2022 Scholarship

Workpuls $2,500 Scholarship

Soderman Scholarship

Discover $5,000 Scholarship

Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship

Hardee Education Foundation – Reverse Scholarship (FULL Tuition)

5Estimates.com Scholarship

24×7 Doctors Answering Service Scholarship

Aaron Wersing Employment Discrimination Scholarship

Pioneer Academics Scholarship

BiOptimizers Scholarship

SignalHire Scholarship

Avalaunch Media Scholarship

Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest

Scholarships for Audiology Students

Enlinx Scholarship

The Richard Rawle Memorial Scholarship From Check City

2022 DeviceLab Scholarship

Slumber Yard Scholarship

The Fudge Scholarship

The BeMo® Diversity Advocacy Scholarship

MDG Advertising

AAUW – Lake Wales Branch Women’s Scholarships (2)

Innovation in Education Scholarship

The Law Offices of Daniel Kim Scholarship

Imagine Dragons Origins Scholarship

Kitchen Cabinet Kings Entrepreneur Scholarship – $5,000

Comedy TABC Scholarship

Bubba Wallace Live to Be Different Scholarship

United Yacht Scholarship

Brooks Law Group Scholarship

3LAU “Everything” Scholarship

Instapot Zest for Cooking Scholarship

Reputation Rhino Protection and Preservation of Wildlife and Nature Scholarship

Christian Community Credit Union Scholarships

WiseGeek Recent Immigrant Scholarships

Home Heavenz Scholarship

Benjy Grinberg Scholarship

Upsolve Access to Justice Scholarship

The KFB Law Academic Scholarship

African-American Entrepreneurs Grant – Male Award

African-American Entrepreneurs Grant – Female Award

Marc Zboch Academic Scholarship

Apicdmo Scholarship

$1000 Fair Cases Law Group Scholarship

Military Scholarship for Veterans, Active Duty, and Military Spouses

Scholarship Essay Contest

Health and Wellness Scholarship Program

WiseGeek Life Isn’t Easy Scholarship

The RMV Lawyer Driving Safety Scholarship

Vocational Training HQ’s Scholarship

The Responsify Empowering Others Scholarship 2020

Markforged Distinguished Women Engineers Grant

WiseGeek Lifelong Learners Scholarship

The Best Scholarship Platforms for Students in 2020

The Empaxis Scholarship for Women in Business

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www.Fastweb.com     

www.gmsp.org

www.collegeboard.org/

Bailey Family Foundation (High School Seniors and College Students)

The Minority Teacher Education Scholarship  (A collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic American, Asian-American and Native American Students.  The participants in the program include Florida’s Florida College System institutions and its public and private universities that have state-approved teacher education programs.)

Citizens Bank Undergrad Scholarship

Citizens Bank Graduate Scholarship

SDL Achievers Scholarship

Rise Marketing Scholarship

BeMo and SortSmart Diversity Advocacy Scholarship

Employment Boost College Scholarship  

Clearway Community Solar

National Founder’s Scholarship – Undergrad Student

National Founder’s Scholarship – Graduate Student

PEO Florida Scholarships

Migrant Worker/Child of Migrant Worker Scholarships

EG Attorneys Scholarship

Shinesty

West Coast Trial Lawyers

$1,000 Academic Scholarship

SAMI-Aid Scholarship

DUI Awareness Scholarship

ARASH Law Scholarship

Best Reviews Tips Scholarship

Financial Literacy Scholarship

 

Military Aid

Veteran’s Benefits

If you’re a veteran of the United States military, you may be eligible for help with the cost of college. You may also be eligible for aid because of the service death or disability of a spouse or parent.

To find out, you’ll need to do the following:

  • Apply for admission to Warner University.
  • Meet with an Academic Counselor to determine your program of study.
  • Complete the appropriate application: (22-1990) is for Veterans’ Benefits; (22-5490) is for the eligible dependent or spouse; and (22-1995) is for change of program or place of training. You may request a paper form to complete or you may complete an application online: http://www.gibill.va.gov.
  • Be sure your financial aid advisor knows you are a VA student.
  • Be prepared for a wait! It is not unusual that processing your first-time application can take up to 90 days. An additional three weeks may be required for completing your certification. (The VA is making every effort to improve processing at the Decatur, GA Regional Processing Office.)
  • Know the rules: If you take a class out of program, your certification will be delayed until you meet with an academic advisor.
  • Know the rules: If you withdraw from a class, you will be required to pay back the money you receive from the VA. This bill is calculated from the last day of attendance. You must inform of all withdrawals.

Important Internet Links for Veterans’ Benefits:

http://www.vba.va.gov/index.htm

http://www.gibill.va.gov

Call the Department of Veterans Affairs for help: 1-888-442-4551.

Military Benefits

Warner University is committed to supporting our community of service members, veterans, and their spouses as they progress toward their educational goals. As you serve our country, we want to serve you in your education. Your service may entitle you to several benefits and our military support staff would be happy to explore which benefits you qualify for. Our experienced advisors can help you take full advantage of these crucial financial resources.

 

Yellow Ribbon Program

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008. The newest VA education benefit, the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), is now available to eligible veterans and service members. This new program offers more comprehensive education benefits to veterans and active duty service members who served at least 90 aggregate days of active duty on or after September 11, 2001, or served 30 continuous days and were discharged with a service-connected disability.

Loans and Work Study

Loans

Many students take out loans to help fund a portion of their educational expenses.  Loans must be repaid, so plan your finances carefully and borrow only what you think you can afford to repay.

 

Work Study

Federal and state work study funds provide aid in exchange for work for eligible students, in the form of campus-based employment.

Contact Financial Aid

To reach the Financial Aid Department: 863.638.7202 or financialaid@warner.edu

Office Hours:  Monday- Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm