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 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 $3,300 for the 2017-18 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 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. For more information on all Florida programs go to the Florida State Scholarship website at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/home/uamain.org.
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.
Florida Academic Scholarship Fund – Full and part time students may receive this award. Full time recipient’s awards estimated at $211 per credit hour plus a $300. each semester for the year 2017-18 academic year. Renewable with a GPA of 3.0 for up to 120 credit hours.
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 2017-18 academic year. Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for 120 credit hours.
Vocational Gold Seal Award – Full and part time students may receive this award. Full time student recipient’s awards estimated at $48 per credit hour for the 2017-18 academic year. Renewable with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 up to a total of 72 credit hours.
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 $5,920 per year based on need, complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.
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 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.