Financial aid, which consists of the Federal Pell Grant and various agency scholarships, is available to eligible students and is used to help students meet their educational expenses.
For a complete list of eligibility requirements and application information visit www.fafsa.gov.
Student aid reports may be subject to verification of information either as directed by the U.S. Department of Education or the financial aid specialist. Students are responsible to provide requested documentation before financial aid is disbursed. Documentation required may be financial, such as tax returns, or personal, such as social security cards and selective service registrations.
Satisfactory Progress Requirements for Financial Aid Students
Students on financial aid follow the institutions qualitative and quantitative guidelines.
Minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements and Minimum Attendance Requirements exist for each program.
Academic progress is calculated by dividing Standard Hours Completed by Enrolled Class Hours.
Attendance is calculated by dividing Hours Attended by Enrolled Class Hours.
Note: Pell Grant Awards will not exceed the standard number of clock hours of the program. Hours dropped during an enrollment period will reduce Pell Grant Awards and may delay Pell Grant disbursement.
Return of Title IV Funds
Title IV funds are awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.
If a recipient of Title IV grant funds withdraws from school prior to the point when he/she was scheduled to complete 60.1 % of the scheduled hours in the payment period for which assistance was awarded, the amount of Title IV grant assistance awarded to the student must be determined. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, unearned funds must be returned. If the amount disbursed to the student is less than the amount the student earned, and for which the student is otherwise eligible, post withdrawal disbursement of the earned aid that was not received will be requested.
Examples of the Return of Title IV Funds policy are available in the Financial Aid office.
Fees and Expenses
pTEC tuition and fees are collected upon initial registration and subsequent fee periods. Cash, credit card (Visa and MasterCard), FL Prepaid ID Card*, money orders, personal checks, and Cashier's Checks are accepted. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
Tuition for programs offered is established by the Pinellas County School Board. Current tuition rates as of August
Federal and State Funding
Federal Pell Grant – Most of pTEC’s financial assistance involves the eligibility of the Federal Pell Grant, a government-sponsored program. The Pell Grant is an award to help undergraduates pay for their education beyond high school. An undergraduate is one who has not earned a bachelor's or first professional degree. Students receiving Title IV Federal Assistance are required to have a high
Below is a list of scholarships available to pTEC students. The organization offering the scholarship establishes the eligibility criteria, which is usually based on financial need and/or academic achievement. Some agencies give preference to certain fields of study, minority students, and students from specific geographic locations. High school students, contact your high school counselor for
pTEC welcomes veterans and their dependents. Most of the full-time programs offered are approved for veterans (VA) educational benefits. A veteran or other student eligible for benefits under Chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 or 35 of Title 38, U.S. Code, or Chapter 1606 of Title 10, U.S. Code is entitled to one deferment each academic year and an additional deferment each time there is a delay in the
If a student withdraws for active military service, the student is given two options.
- The student is given a full refund or credit and the withdrawal is noted for active military duty.
- The student is given the opportunity to complete the course(s) at a later date without academic or financial penalty.
- A student may cancel an enrollment at any time before the