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How to Apply for Financial Aid
  1. Application: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to apply for the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Haney Technical Center school code is 010826.

  2. Documents: Provide Haney with a copy of your high school diploma ,GED or recognized equivalent to qualify for financial aid.

  3. Counseling: Speak to a Haney Technical Center Guidance Counselor to complete enrollment application.

  4. Financial Aid Office: Complete financial aid application with the Haney Technical Center Financial Aid Office (FAO).

  5. Verification: The FAO will verify information provided on the FAFSA application. Students will be notified if any additional documentation is needed to complete the verification process.

  6. Registration: Once all required information and documentation has been verified, FAO will provide an award letter, as well as deferment options based on each student's individual Pell award and hours of enrollment. Students may use deferment to register for classes, if applicable. Students also have the option to pay tuition and fees out-of-pocket without deferment.

Hours

Financial Aid Office Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Who's Who

Josephine Bracy
Finance Officer
(850) 767-5522
bracyj@bay.k12.fl.us

Janet Pitts
Financial Aid Records
Clerk & VA Certifying Official
(850) 767-5500 x212-5215
pittsja@bay.k12.fl.us

Jerry Cash
Financial Aid
Records Clerk
(850) 767-5500 x212-5324
cashjb@bay.k12.fl.us

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grant General Information

This program offers federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Education to students who qualify. Students may apply for the Pell Grant by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) either on a paper application or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Haney Technical Center school code is 010826.  Students must provide household income and asset information to assist the U.S. Department of Education in determining eligibility. A determination should be made within 1-2 weeks, and the student must see a financial aid counselor to discuss eligibility. Determination of the grant amount will be based on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance, and class schedule.

Before receiving any Pell Grant funding, a student must have a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent. 

Students who are eligible for Pell Grant funding must be enrolled in a program of study at least 600 clock hours and at least 30 weeks of instruction in order to receive these funds. Each program is divided into payment periods according to the length of the program. Students are paid Pell Grant funds as they progress through each payment period. Students must maintain satisfactory attendance, grades and progress before receiving Pell Grant funds during a payment period. If this requirement is not met, the student will be paid for that payment period and placed on a warning status for the next period. If satisfactory progress is not made while on the warning status, the student will not receive payment for future periods until the status is satisfactory. Student progress will be monitored each payment period.

Students are responsible for notifying the financial aid office of any increase or decrease in attendance hours, withdrawal from class, changes from one program to another, and any change in address or phone number.

If a student withdraws from a program, the financial aid counselor will determine if the student owes money back to the federal government or Haney or if he/she is due a payment.  The student will be notified upon determination and re-payment options will be discussed, if necessary.

Pell Grant students may qualify for a deferment, which wil be granted based on a award amount and payment period. Fee deferment is the postponement of payment until students are disbursed the Pell Grant and/or any additional grants and scholarships for which the student is eligible.

Types of Deferment

  • Tuition and fees, including registration, lab, and miscellaneous fees.
  • Books and supplies required by the program of enrollment.

Students are given the opportunity to defer an amount that does not exceed the award amount(s) for the payment period.


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

As a Title IV institution, Federal regulations require Haney Technical Center to have a Satisfactory Academic Progress policy in place that ensures financial aid recipients (students) are moving through their academic program at a reasonable rate and are making progress toward their certificate.
SAP Policy
Haney Technical Center measures SAP in four areas: Grade Point Average (GPA), Completion Ratio (Pace), Attendance, and Maximum Time Frame. Students must meet the requirements in ALL FOUR areas each payment period to maintain Pell eligibility.
Satisfactory progress will be monitored by the Financial Aid Office and will be evaluated at the point when the student’s scheduled clock hours for the payment period have elapsed, regardless of whether the student attended them. Per review results, the student will be assigned one of three financial aid statuses: meets SAP, Warning, or Suspended. A fourth financial aid SAP status of “Probation” can be assigned upon a student’s written appeal approval by the HTC Appeals Committee.


Satisfactory Academic Progress Measurements:

o Qualitative: Grade Point Average -Students must successfully complete the coursework associated with the clock hours in a payment period with a passing grade of C (70% or 2.0 GPA) or higher based on specific program requirements.
o Quantitative: Completion Ratio (Pace)-Students must complete at least 67% of the clock hours they attempt each payment period and overall.
o Quantitative: Attendance-Students unexcused absences cannot exceed 10% cumulatively, or lower based on specific program requirements.
(Leaves of absence will be excluded from calculation).
o Quantitative: Maximum Time Frame-Students must successfully complete their coursework within 150% of the clock hours needed for their program to maintain Pell eligibility.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Statuses:
o Meets SAP: Assigned to a student who is currently meeting SAP in all measures.
o Warning: Assigned to a student who fails to make SAP at the end of a payment period. Conferred to student automatically without any action taken by the student. Student will continue to be eligible for Pell for one payment period. Students in the Licensure programs may not qualify for Warning status if the program requirements cannot be achieved.
o Suspended: Assigned to a student who fails to make SAP for the second consecutive payment period. A student in this status is NOT eligible for Pell award. The student will be notified in writing of the assignment of this status and must sign notice and return it to the Financial Aid Office. The student may submit a written appeal to Financial Aid Office, which will be reviewed by Appeals Committee, to request “Probation” status. Student will be notified in writing of the decision of the Appeals Committee. The decision of the Appeals Committee is final.
o Probation: Assigned to a student who has submitted a written appeal and it has been approved. A student in this status is eligible for Pell for one payment period. Only one appeal is allowed per enrolled certificate program. If student does not meet SAP during the probationary period, he/she is no longer eligible to receive Pell award.