It is alarming to note there are FSU seniors each semester who have met or exceeded their financial aid eligibility, creating various levels of unmet need. This means that even after grants, loans, scholarships, working multiple jobs, and family contributions, students often face the realization that they can no longer afford to attend college. Each semester, many qualified seniors suffer a schedule cancellation for failure to pay their financial obligations. In the fall 2019 semester alone, 190 potential term eligible graduates were subject to having their courses dropped. The Graduation Planning & Strategies office partners with Financial Aid and Student Business Services to identify seniors in this predicament to provide the vital monetary boost needed to allow them to stay enrolled and reach the graduation finish line.
"With the help of this microgrant, I will be able to start my final semester at Florida State University with the financial stress lifted from both mine and my family's shoulders. Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to receive such an amazing and kind gift."
-T. LaBarrin W. III
"I was unsure if I would be able to afford tuition for my last semester--this undergraduate graduation microgrant will make it possible for me to be the first college graduate in my family. I am so honored and grateful to have received this financial support."
Through your timely donation, you can help deserving seniors clear a significant graduation hurdle that will allow them to walk across the stage as proud alumni of Florida State University. To learn more about this innovative program, click here.