Types of Aid

How to Pay for your College Education:

Webber International University is among the most affordable private institutions in the country. Please read below to find out how this exceptional educational opportunity can be yours…

  • State Grants
  • Federal Programs
  • Webber International University Programs
  • Florida Prepaid College Program
  • Other Resources

Check your sources for scholarships in your immediate area such as: your high school, the library, and civic groups (Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, and Women’s Club to name a few). Corporations may also have scholarship programs.

Professional organizations and unions sometimes offer scholarships to employees and their dependents.

Please notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside aid you will be receiving. All assistance must be included in a student’s financial aid package.

Webber International University Scholarship and Financial Aid Policies
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State Grants

State Grants

State Grants Florida Resident Access Grant – A non-need based grant for full time undergraduate students who are Florida residents attending an eligible private institution. Award amount adjusted yearly based on state funding. Full time recipient’s awards are $3,000 for the 2015-16 school year.

Florida Student Assistance Grant – A need-based grant for full time students. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the renewal FAFSA. Awards range from $ 600. To $2,200.

Bright Futures Scholarship Program – Students earn and also apply for this state scholarship program while in high school. There are three scholarships within the Bright Futures Program. Students are now paid on a per credit hour basis for all Bright Future Programs. Additionally, a student must earn all of the credit hours that the state pays Bright Future Scholarship for, or the student will be obligated to repay the Bright Future dollars awarded for the unearned hours. – See more at: http://webber.edu/types-of-aid/#sthash.SfVKDxrc.dpuf

The Florida Academic Scholarship Fund, the Florida Medallion Scholars Award, and the Vocational Gold Seal Award. Students can obtain more information by calling the state hotline at 1-888-827-2004, or online at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/home/uamain.htm. High school seniors must register online to be considered for eligibility in the Bright Futures Program.

Florida Academic Scholarship Fund – Full and part time students may receive this award. Full time recipient’s awards estimated at $103 per credit hour for the year 2015-16 school year. Renewable with a GPA of 3.0.

Florida Merit Scholars Award – Full and part time students may receive this award. Full time recipient’s awards estimated at $77 per credit hour for the 2015-16 school year. Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 2.75

Vocational Gold Seal Award – Full and part time students may receive this award. Full time students recipient’s awards estimated at $48 per credit hour for the 2015-16 school year. Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 up to a total of 90 credit hours.

Florida Work Experience Program – Need-based work program for Florida residents. Work applications available in the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Programs

Federal Pell Grant – Up to $5,550 per year based on need, complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.

Federal S.E.O.G. – Awarded to full time Pell Grant recipients with exceptional need. Complete the FAFSA.

Federal College Work Study – Awarded to eligible students who secure an available position on campus, based on available funding and need. Work applications available in the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Perkins Loans – Up to $4,000 to students with demonstrated financial need on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted. Students must be in good academic standing.

Federal Subsidized Student Loan – Students must file the FAFSA to determine eligibility. Students enrolled at least half time with demonstrated need may apply through the Financial Aid Office. Yearly loan amounts up to $3,500 for freshmen; $4,500 for sophomores; $5,500 for juniors and seniors; and $8500 for graduate students. Interest and payment are deferred. Additional unsubsidized Stafford Loan up to $2000 now available to all dependent/independent students.

Federal Unsubsidized Student Loan – Additional unsubsidized Federal Student Loan up to $2000 now available to all dependent/independent students. Combines with Robert T. Stafford Loan for those who do not qualify for the maximum loan amount in that program. Interest is not deferred. Additional unsubsidized loan money is available to independent students. Yearly loan amounts up to $4,000 per year for Freshman and Sophomores, $5,000 for Juniors and Seniors.

Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) – Available to parents of dependent students who do not have adverse credit history. Pre-approval can be done quickly on-line.

Webber International University Programs

All WIU scholarships which require an application have a deadline of June 1st. More complete information for scholarship policy is listed in our Scholarship & Financial Aid Policies link at the bottom of this listing.

Academic, Scholar and Athletic Awards

Academic and Scholar Awards based on previous academic qualifications that are submitted by the student during the Admissions process.  Once enrolled, student academic awards will not change as long as the student remains in satisfactory academic progress at WIU.

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Talent and Leadership Scholarships – $1,000 per year. Contribute to the campus community using one of your many talents! Get involved! Click on the links below, download the form and complete and send to the Admissions Office for consideration of a Talent & Leadership Scholarship. All required documentation must accompany application.

  • Future Business Leaders of America – Scholarships available to students with some previous demonstrated leadership role in FBLA required. Letter of recommendation required from faculty sponsor. Must participate in FBLA. Renewable with participation.
  • Student Publication Scholarship – Scholarships available to students with some demonstrated skills in production, editing, writing, or design of student publications. Application, portfolio samples and letter of recommendation from faculty advisor required. Renewable with participation.
  • Student Leadership Award – Scholarships available to students who have actively participated in student government, peer counseling, prefects, civic organizations, or club activities. Application and letter of recommendation required from sponsor. Renewable with participation.
  • Warrior Student Leaders Scholarship – Available to students who apply and are accepted as a student representative with the Admissions Office.

Athletic Scholarship – Awarded at the discretion of the Athletic Department for Varsity Athletes. Contact the Athletic Director or coach for consideration.

Alumni Scholarships – Ten percent tuition reduction to children and grandchildren of Webber International University alumni.

Ellison Work Study – Awarded to undergraduate students who secure a position for on-campus work at minimum wage during the academic year. Work applications available in the Financial Aid Office.

Kelly A Wilson Memorial Scholarship – $1,000 scholarship available to a student in need who has overcome challenges in their life. Two scholarships available. An essay is required. Renewable with a cumulative 2.50 GPA.

Private Education Loan for Students

Students may elect to apply for private education loans through private lenders. Private alternative student loans should only be sought after all other financial aid options have been exhausted. A credit check will be performed by the selected lender and a credit worthy co-signer is generally required.

Not all private education lenders are alike, please do your research, review several lenders websites to make the most informed choices and get a phone number to ask the lender questions.

Some questions to ask are:

  • What is the interest rate? Is it fixed or variable?
  • Are there additional fees?
  • Can the principal and interest be deferred while I am in school?
  • Are there any repayment incentives?

Please click on the following link to begin your private education loan lender search.

Apply for a Private Education Loan

Florida Prepaid College Program

Webber International University accepts the Florida Prepaid College Program. Contact Florida Pre-Paid College Program at 1-800-552-4723 request a transfer form to be completed by the family and returned to the prepaid program. The Transfer Form allows Webber to bill the program.

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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