Education is an investment in your future, and we know that the investment can get expensive. But here’s the good news: Every year, the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office provides more than $83 billion in assistance to millions of students and their families. This aid can be used to pay for tuition and fees, books, supplies and more.
Better yet, this federal service is provided free of charge. Also, help and guidance is available at the College’s financial aid offices at no cost.
You might be eligible for assistance, but you won’t know until you apply. It all starts with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Grant and Scholarship Opportunities
Some students may qualify for opportunities that provide additional educational opportunities and financial assistance.
- Bank of America Biosciences Program Scholarship - This scholarship supports low-income undergraduate students pursuing studies in the high-wage, high-growth biosciences field by providing financial support for additional costs, such as tuition, lab fees, books, and/or other related educational expenses
- Tools for Success - Through this program, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students have the opportunity to discover and experience the excitement of STEM and learn about career opportunities. The program provides enrolled students with tuition for each semester’s special one-credit Tools for Success course, an annual service award of $1000 and an iPod (only for students admitted in the fall). Other benefits include specially designed forums, specialized advisement and mentoring, and the opportunity to earn a $2,000 transfer scholarship.
- SIGMA - Providing opportunities for students seeking Science and math degrees, Miami Dade College and the National Science Foundation are offering scholarships with a maximum amount of $5,000 per academic year to students with unmet financial need pursuing degrees in the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, geosciences, and engineering.