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Our Goal

At FNU, we believe everyone, regardless of financial status, should have access to a high-quality education. The mission of our financial aid office is to provide a package that will cover the difference between your budget and your needs.

Current and prospective students are urged to file a financial aid application early and follow-up with any additional information needed to make an award. Each campus has a financial aid office to assist in the application process.

Determining Your Needs

Federal student aid is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Using a formula established by the U.S. Congress, the the information you provided calculates your family’s ability to pay for educational expenses and produces a figure known as the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your financial need is the difference between cost of attendance and your EFC.

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money provided by various agencies, including federal, state and local governments, community organizations, corporations and individuals, to help students meet the cost of attending college. It comes in several forms, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

Financial Need

The cost of attendance (COA) at Florida National University consists of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses. You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Department of Education will determine your expected family contribution (EFC), or the amount you and your parents/spouse will be expected to pay towards your estimated COA. Your financial need is defined as the difference between your COA and your EFC. The amounts and types of aid awarded to you will depend upon your level of need as determined by this calculation.

Next Steps

The first step is to create Your FSA ID

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) site at fafsa.gov.

To create your FSA ID go on-line at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#fsaid-intro

If you’d like more information about the FSA ID, please visit : https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#fsaid-intro

The second step is to complete the FAFSA

Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on-line at: www.fafsa.ed.gov

Florida National University School Codes are:

  • Hialeah Campus: 017069
  • South Campus: E00834
  • Training Center: E00835
  • Distance Learning: 017069

If you’d like more information about (What is the FAFSA form? Why should you fill out the FAFSA form? When do you need to fill out the FAFSA form? How do you fill out the FAFSA form? What happens after you fill out the FAFSA form?) please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

The Third step is applying for Student Loans. You need to complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note. If you’d like more information, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/next-steps/entrance-counseling

Entrance/Exit Counseling

  • Complete the Student Direct Lending Loan Entrance Counseling at the Department of Education Website: www.studentloans.gov
  • Master Promissory Note
  • Student must sign the Master Promissory Note in order to receive a student loan. Signing a promissory note means you agree to repay the Student Loan according to the terms of the note.
  • To complete the Master Promissory Note please go on-line at: www.studentloans.gov

Please remember to use your FSA ID to sign in.

This site (www.studentloans.gov) is your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loan.

The National Student Loan Data system www.nslds.ed.gov (NSLDS) is the U.S. Department of Education’s central database for student aid. It receives data from schools, agencies that guarantee loans, the Direct Loan program, the Pell Grant program, and other U.S. department of Education programs.

For further information about your loans, you may contact the holder of the loan or visit the NSLDS web site at www.nslds.ed.gov.

Note: Please refer to your award letter received from the University for any grants, or scholarships etc. not displayed on NSLDS.

Office of Financial Aid

4425 West 20 Ave
Hialeah, Florida 33012
Financial Aid Office Phone: (305) 821-3333
Fax: (305) 362-0595

Financial Aid Staff

  • Director of Financial Aid
    • Omar Sanchez, omarsnc@fnu.edu
  • Financial Aid Assistant Director
    • Kesia Garlobo, kgarlobo@fnu.edu
  • Financial Aid Officer Hialeah Campus
    • Alaina Baro, amachado@fnu.edu
  • Financial Aid Officer South Campus
    • Mayelin Martinez, mmartinez@fnu.edu
  • Financial Aid Officer Training Center
    • Alaina Baro, amachado@fnu.edu
  • Financial Aid Officer Online Learning
    • Laura Ginarte, ginartel@fnu.edu
  • Default Manager

Applying for financial aid is an annual process. You must complete a FAFSA each year for which you are requesting financial aid. Your Expected Family Contribution and your costs will be reevaluated each year, and as a result your financial aid package may change. Meeting Florida National University financial aid application priority date of March 1 is critical to ensuring that your financial aid package is the most favorable package we can offer.

 

Circumstance Changes

If you or your parents’ financial situation changes, please contact the Financial Aid Officer. We may be able to reevaluate your need for funding based on your changed circumstances. Changes to be reported include the following:

  • Loss of employment
  • Death or disability of a parent
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loss of untaxed income (such as child support)