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2018-2019 School Year Definitions

Financial Aid can be daunting. These definitions will assist you to make the process easier.

Please visit www.americorps.gov for more information.  Submit award letter to Business and Financial Aid Offices.

Please visit www.indianaffairs.gov for more information.  Submit award letter to Business and Financial Aid Offices.

Provide locally planned job training and placement services for individuals who are unemployed or underemployed.  Must meet with the CareerSource Central Florida Counselor to determine eligibility. (www.careersourcecentralflorida.com)

Shared Enrollment and Performance-Based Exit Option students who excel in a technical program during high school and are recommended by the program instructor to complete the technical training program as an adult student (one semester tuition only).

Please visit www.orangetechcollege.net/campuses/westside for more information.  Submit award letter to Business and Financial Aid Offices.

Federal Pell Grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE).  Must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Go to the Financial Aid Office to pick up a FAFSA worksheet then go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply online.

State scholarships that may be available for graduating seniors.  To learn about each of these scholarships go to: www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org

These funds are derived from contributions paid by the students’ parent.  Present the Florida Pre Paid College Fund I.D. card to the Business Office.  (www.myfloridaprepaid.com)

State funded program for certificate seeking students. Must demonstrate need (complete a FAFSA form) and meet OCPS criteria for eligibility.

State funded program for certificate seeking students. Must demonstrate need (complete a FAFSA form) and meet OCPS criteria for eligibility.

A contract between the student and the Business Office. Tuition and lab fees are paid in increments according to the Business Office.  Must demonstrate need (complete a FAFSA form).

The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Inc.  Education and Employment Training Program.  Tuition, some fees, including lab fees are waived.  (www.centralfloridahomeless.org)

Project Acquiring Language Mastery and Advanced Skills.  This is a Refugee Program that provides educational services to documented refugees and asylees.  Contact the PALMAS office at Mid Florida Campus.

State Scholarship funded from program tuition fees. Must demonstrate need (complete the FAFSA form) and meet certain OCPS criteria for eligibility.

See one of the Orange Technical College Campuses Student Services, Student Affairs or Admissions offices for more details.

See one of the Orange Technical College Campuses Financial Aid Offices for more details.

Agencies and/or employers help pay the educational expenses of a student (must present a letter to Business Office).  After the student has registered, the sponsor is billed for those expenses that are eligible.

The Bureau of State Approving Agency for Veterans Training has approved many of the certificate training programs offered at the OTC - Technical Campuses.  See the Veterans Certifying Official in the Financial Aid Office.

The Bureau of State Approving Agency for Veterans will direct the Veterans with disabilities to Vocational Rehabilitation for assistance in attending training programs. (www.vba.va.gov)

Provides assistance for individuals who have disabilities that prevent employment.  The Vocational Rehabilitation Agency determines eligibility. (www.rehabworks.org)

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