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Yes. To be eligible for Earn to Learn FL™, you must take classes full time during the Fall and Spring semesters. For most schools, this is a minimum of 12 credits per semester, but may vary depending on the school. You can take classes part time only during the Summer semester. Contact our Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are currently enrolled in Earn to Learn FL™ and have additional questions about this requirement.
Earn to Learn FL™ provides support to all Earn to Learn FL™ students from the first day of college to graduation. These services include one-on-one Success Coaching to students who want extra assistance meeting educational or financial goals and networking opportunities with local employers. Earn to Learn FL™ also requires all students to complete personal finance training online. Finally, Earn to Learn FL™ works with both applicant and student savers individually to refer them to additional supports at their academic institution or in the community that can help them attain success in higher education.
You will set up a savings plan with our Program Director each year you are in Earn to Learn FL™ and agree to adhere to that plan by signing the terms and conditions of Earn to Learn FL™. The minimum deposit amount is $25 and the maximum savings goal each year you remain eligible is $500.
You will meet your savings goal by making monthly deposits to a savings account that we will open for you with one of our financial institution partners. You may not use a personal bank account to meet your savings goal. This bank account will be jointly owned by you and Earn to Learn FL™. You will be able to make deposits, but will not be able to withdraw savings without approval from the Program Director. This savings account will only be used to store your savings of up to $500, and will not be used to store your $4,000 Earn to Learn FL™ match.
Earn to Learn FL™ partners with financial institutions that offer no-fee accounts to participating students. Each financial institution has a variety of services available to students. Please visit our financial institutions page to learn more about these two partners, Florida Community Bank/Synovus and Vantage West Credit Union.
Yes! If your siblings meet the eligibility requirements, they can submit their registration individually at www.fundwomenfl.org/preregsitration.
If you file as a dependent student on the FAFSA, your parents will need to report financial and identifying information on your FAFSA form. Earn to Learn FL™ follows the dependency definitions used by FAFSA.
For Earn to Learn FL™, along with our funders, a household must meet the income requirements when applying to the program. The term “household” is in accordance with the definition of household on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For dependent students, the definition can be found here. For independent students, the definition is here. Dependency status can be determined by following this link. If, according to the FAFSA, you are a dependent household, then your parents will need to provide information on the FAFSA and to Earn to Learn FL™.
Yes. As long as you are a Florida resident and eligible for the FAFSA, that student can apply for Earn to Learn FL™ (see eligibility) Earn to Learn does not collect identification, social security numbers, or information about the residency or citizenship status for any other members of the household except for the student applying unless the parent is saving on behalf of a student who is under the age of 18.
Earn to Learn FL™ students must remain eligible every year that a student is enrolled in the program. If your household’s financial situation changes, please contact us directly so we can best assist you
You can be conditionally accepted to Earn to Learn FL™ before being accepted to a college or university. You may complete your money management training and your application before being accepted, but you will be eligible to open your Earn to Learn FL™ savings account only after you have been accepted to an accredited college or university.
No. You must save for a minimum number of consecutive months prior to receiving any funds and/or the start of each year at your chosen university.
Our Program Director will help you set up a Savings Plan with your monthly savings goal to reach up to $500.
Yes. You are encouraged to remain in the Earn to Learn FL™ program every year you remain eligible. Every year you can save up to $500 to be matched with up to $4,000! However, Earn to Learn FL™ can only provide a match for $500 in savings each year. If you want to save more than $500 on your own, we recommend that you use a personal savings account or open a separate account with one of our financial institution partners to do that.
Prior communication and approval from the Program Director is required before the 15th of the month of a potential missed deposit. You will receive one warning for a missed deposit. If you miss two consecutive deposits to your Earn to Learn FL™ savings account without approval from the Program Director, your account will be immediately terminated, and any savings will be returned to you.
Earn to Learn FL™ financial aid is renewable for up to four years depending on on-going funding as long students remain eligible and continue to save up to $500 each year.
Your $500 will be applied to the costs of attending your college or university. Each year you save up to $500 and attend an accredited college or university, you will receive an 8:1 match (up to $4,000) in financial aid that will be transferred to your student account at your school.
Your $500 will be applied to the costs of attending the college or university. Each year you save $500 and attend an accredited college or university, you will receive an 8:1 match ($4,000) scholarship. The full $4500 will be wired directly to your student account at the college or university you attend.
You may be accepted to Earn to Learn™ before being accepted to a college or university. You will receive your financial aid once accepted and enrolled at an accredited post-secondary school.