Determining how to fund college has many critical steps, so Full Sail University has a dedicated financial aid department to walk you through each stage of the process.
Understanding Types of Aid
There are many categories of financial aid available, which come from different sources.
- Grants are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid in most circumstances.
- Loans pertain to borrowed money – either from public or private sources – that must be repaid with interest.
- Work study refers to a program that allows student to earn money through various job opportunities at Full Sail.
- Scholarships are funds awarded to students based on certain factors, such as academic achievement or financial need. Explore our scholarship opportunities.
Ready to take the next step? You can request more information about our programs here.
Completing Your FAFSA
FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is the first step in determining your eligibility for Federal Student Aid – monetary assistance from the U.S. Department of Education to help a student pay for higher education expenses.
Students seeking financial aid are encouraged to begin the process early. Follow these steps to get started:
- Step 1: Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID.
- Step 2: Complete and submit your FAFSA. Full Sail’s School Code is 016812. If you plan on starting classes prior to June 26, 2023, please be sure to choose the FAFSA for the 2022-2023 school year. If you plan on starting classes on or after June 26, 2023, please choose the FAFSA for the 2023-2024 school year.
- Step 3: Begin working on your Admissions Documents while your FAFSA application processes. Your FAFSA results should be available within 3-5 business days, at which time contact Full Sail’s Enrollment Team at 407.679.0100 to review your financial aid results.
While attending Full Sail, students must maintain a status of Satisfactory Progress and meet specific credit-hour/weeks-of-instruction requirements in order to receive their financial aid.
Students not actively attending due to a Suspension, Termination or Withdrawal will not receive award disbursements. Students will not receive Federal Direct Loan disbursements (Stafford, Parent Plus, or Grad Plus) while on an Interruption of Training.
Eligibility for federal financial aid programs requires that a student be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. If you are a prospective international student, visit the International section for details on your enrollment process.