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
- Private Education Loans
- 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. Outside scholarship checks generally are sent to the Financial Aid office.
Florida Resident Effective Access to Student Education Grant -EASE – (formerly FRAG) 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 $3,500 for the 2018-19 school year. Proof of residency documents will be needed.
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 $2,610.
Bright Futures Scholarship Program – Students apply for and earn this state scholarship while in high school. There are three scholarships within the Bright Futures Program. Private university students are paid on a per credit hour basis for all Bright Future Programs. The amount is based on the average tuition of the state universities, the amount is adjusted yearly. For more information on all Florida programs go to the Florida State Scholarship website at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/home/uamain.org. The three programs are 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.org. High school seniors must register online to be considered for eligibility in the Bright Futures Program. Awarded students must earn all of the credit hours for which the state pays Bright Future Scholarship, the student will be obligated to repay the Bright Future dollars awarded for the unearned hours.
Florida Academic Scholarship Fund – Full and part time students may receive this award. The award at the private university is based on 100% average of the state universities tuition. Awards for 2017-18 were $211 per credit hour plus $300 each semester for books for the year. Renewable with a GPA of 3.0 for up to 120 credit hours. To be updated for 18-19 once the state determines the average.
Florida Medallion Scholars Award – Full and part time students may receive this award. The award at the private university is based on 75% of the average state university tuition rate. For the 17-18 award year eligible students received $160. Per credit hour. Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for 120 credit hours. To be updated for 18-19 once the state determines the average.
Vocational Gold Seal Award – Full and part time students may receive this award. Recipients of this award must be an Associate of Science degree seeker. $48 per credit hour for the 17-18 award year. Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 up to a total of 72 credit hours. To be updated for 18-19 once the state determines the average.
Florida Work Experience Program – Need-based work program for Florida residents for 8-10 hours per week for 12 weeks during the semester. Work applications available in the Financial Aid Office.
Federal Pell Grant – Up to $6,095 per year based on need and enrollment status. Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov to determine eligibility. Add Webber International University to your list of schools to receive your data.
Federal S.E.O.G. – The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded to full time Pell Grant recipients with exceptional need. Complete the FAFSA before the April1 priority deadline to be considered for this limited funded grant.
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 for 8-10 hours per week for 12 weeks each semester.
Federal Direct 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. Interest and payment are deferred..
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan – Additional Unsubsidized Federal Student Loan up to $2000 available to all dependent and independent students. Combines with the Federal Direct Student 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 and for students whose Parent PLUS Loan application has been denied. 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 at www.studentloans.gov. Parents will need their FAFSA ID and password to begin.
All Webber 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 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 Webber.
Talent and Leadership Scholarships – $1,000 per year. Contribute to the campus community using one of your many talents! Get involved! Click on the application below, download the form, 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 8-10 hours per week for 12 weeks during a semester 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 exceptional challenges in their life. Two scholarships available. An essay is required. Renewable with a cumulative 2.50 GPA. Notification of award will be made by June 15.
Webber International University Merit Awards – Webber offers Merit Awards for students who are academically focused and who do not participate on an athletic team.
- INCOMING FRESHMAN MERIT AWARD for students who will be fulltime in the traditional program. Students may be eligible for up to $12,000 a year based on academic GPA and standardized test scores. Awards are renewable with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Should a student’s GPA fall below this requirement, the student is allowed one semester to get back on track. A student is eligible to receive only one Merit Award. Residency guidelines per university policy applies.
Students who receive the awards are required to participate in one of the service-oriented or leadership clubs on campus such as Rotaract, Student Government, Student Activities or the student business leader’s organization (PBL).
→ $12,000 per year for students with a 3.50+ GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 25.
→ $10,000 per year for students with a 3.00+ GPA and a minimum SAT score of 980 or ACT score of 21.
→ $8,000 per year for students with a 2.75+ GPA and a minimum SAT score of 940 or ACT score of 18.
- TRANSFER STUDENT MERIT AWARD for students who will be fulltime in the traditional program. Students may be eligible for a Merit Award with at least 15 hours of transferrable academic credit courses and a 90% completion rate. Awards are renewable with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. Should a student’s GPA fall below this requirement, the student is allowed one semester to get back on track. A student is eligible to receive only one Merit Award. Merit Awards are for non-athletes. Residency guidelines per university policy applies.
Students who receive the awards are required to participate in one of the service-oriented or leadership clubs on campus such as Rotaract, Student Government, Student Activities or the student business leader’s organization (PBL). Award levels are based on the following standards:
→ 3.50+ GPA – $11,000 per year
→ 3.00+ GPA – $9,000 per year
→ 2.75+ GPA – $7,000 per year
** All state, federal, local and institutional grants and scholarships combined may not exceed tuition, fees, on campus room and board and books.
Academic Excellence Awards – 100% TUITION SCHOLARSHIP offered for freshman for a total of 4 years of full time attendance in the traditional on campus program. Up to two 100% Tuition Scholarships will be available per academic year to incoming freshman. Students must not be participating on an athletic team. If there are more than two qualified candidates for the scholarship, candidates will be asked to submit an essay application and a personal interview will be conducted by the Academic Scholarship Committee.
Eligible students must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school, an academic GPA of 3.75 and a minimum SAT score of 1280 or ACT score of 29.
Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 and live on campus for continued receipt of this scholarship. Students must also participate in one of the service-oriented or leadership clubs on campus such as the Rotaract, Newspaper, Student Government or the student business leader’s organization (PBL).
Application deadline July 1.
All state, federal, local and institutional scholarships combined may not exceed tuition, fees, room and board and books.
Webber International University Honors Program Awards – For students who are not participating in an athletic team, and are enrolled in the Honors Program, we offer the following Honors Program Scholar Awards.
- INCOMING FRESHMAN: $14,000 per year for students with a 3.50+ GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1250 or ACT score of 28. Awards are renewable with continued enrollment in the Honors program. A student may have only one Honors Program Scholar Award.
Students who receive the Honors Program Award are required to also participate in the student business leader’s organization, PBL.
**All state, federal, local and institutional scholarships combined may not exceed, tuition, fees, room, board and books.
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, compare several lenders 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.
Webber International University accepts the Florida Prepaid College Program. Contact Florida Prepaid 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.
The Florida Prepaid Tuition Program is processed through the Business Office. You may contact that office at email@example.com or by phone at 863-638-2944 if you have questions.
Florida Prepaid monies will not show up on your statement as Financial Aid. When received, they are processed as payments directly to the student’s account.