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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

Financial Information

PROSPECTIVE CTE STUDENTS:  After completing your FASFA on line, you must meet with a Haney financial aid counselor to complete the grant process and in order to receive your financial aid benefits. Please stop by Student Services and ask to see a financial aid counselor (Mr. Cash or Mrs. Pitts). Please call either counselor at 767-5500 for more information.

Student Financial Aid

There are a variety of financial assistance programs available for students to attend Haney. Students may apply based on financial need and/or merit. Financial assistance may be awarded from one or any combination of federal or state grants, institutional, state, and private scholarships. Furthermore, all students are afforded the right to appeal eligibility determination as set forth in the Florida State Board of Education rule 6A-20.0371 as recorded in the Florida Administrative Code, under the authority of 1009.42(1) Florida Statute (Financial aid appeal process). For more information go to the state's website: http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ or email: Osfa@fldoe.org.   Below are the various types of assistance and information on a few agencies. The Office of the U.S. Department of Education has an informative web site at studentaid.ed.gov for more information.

Scholarships

Typically scholarships are awarded to a student based on merit, achievement, and/or attainment of academic requirements. Scholarships do not have to be repaid usually, unless there is a requirement set that has not been met by the student.  In addition to an application, students may need to satisfy other requirements for the scholarship.

Florida Bright Futures

Florida Bright Futures is a Florida scholarship program available to high school students who meet academic requirements. Bright Futures pays a portion of a student’s tuition. Current information on Bright Futures scholarship requirements, eligibility, and etc., may be found at www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org.

Haney Scholarships

Scholarships in the General Scholarship fund, the Haney Foundation fund, and the Haney Financial Aid Fee fund are used to assist students in paying tuition, fees, books, and supplies. Any current or prospective student may apply to these funds for assistance to start or continue a program.  Applications are available in the Financial Aid and Student Services offices. The applications must be returned to the Financial Aid office. A committee meets monthly during the school year to review applications. The applications should be returned at least 3 working days prior to the meeting date.  Meeting dates are listed on the first page of the application packet. For those wishing to apply for a scholarship for ABE/GED® Classes and/or the GED® Test may complete this package, print and return it to the Financial Aid office.

All students, whether current or new, must meet the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) requirements or be enrolled in remediation to be eligible for this scholarship.  Students may apply for assistance as frequently as needed, but funds may not be awarded each time.  Students who are awarded funding will be notified of the award or denial by phone or letter depending on time constraints.  A complete list of guidelines is available in Financial Aid. 

The Tom P. Haney Foundation

The Tom P. Haney Foundation was formed specifically for the purpose of providing direct support to the students of the Tom P. Haney Technical Center. The scholarship plan is for any Haney post-secondary student in Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties. Application information is available in any counselor’s office at Haney Technical Center. Applications are screened by an internal scholarship committee; the final selections are made by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. The scholarship is limited to tuition and books. For more information refer to the foundation web site at haneyfoundation.org.

Work Force Investment Act (WIA)

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) at Haney provides scholarships for occupational skills training and counseling for students with limited financial resources. Throughout the State of Florida, local workforce boards offer WIA-funded employment and training programs through CareerSource job centers.

CareerSource Gulf Coast (the regional job center serving Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties) operates a Workforce Training Center at Haney. Students may call (850) 481-0429 and ask to speak with a Career Manager. Our Career Managers are located on campus in Building 9, Room 141. The office is open Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Loans

Haney does not participate in any student loan programs. Loans are available to students at various federal, state, and local lending agencies. Loans must be repaid and will also incur an interest fee.

State Grants

Florida Student Assistance Grant‐Career Education (FSAGCE)

The Florida Student Assistance Grant-Career Education is a need-based grant for eligible Florida residents enrolled at least half-time (450 clock hours) in a technical or vocational certificate program. Priority is given to early applicants. Award amounts vary depending on each student's need and enrollment level. This program has very limited funding. The grant will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more specific eligibility information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP)

The Florida Work Experience Program is a need-based program providing eligible Florida students work experiences to complement and reinforce their career goals. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (450 clock hours) in a technical or vocational certificate program and maintain the equivalent of a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale..  This program has very limited funding. Students must apply is term.

Federal Grants

Pell Grant (Title IV)

The purpose of the Pell Grant is to provide funds to qualified students who demonstrate financial need that will assist them in obtaining the benefits of a post-secondary education. Every student enrolled in a Pell-eligible certificate program should complete and electronically submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov.  Paper applications are also available by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED AID.  To designate Haney Technical Center to receive your FAFSA information use School Code 010826.

To be eligible for Title IV aid, students must have earned their high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent .  A Pell award is a grant provided for educational costs and does not have to be repaid unless the student has been over awarded. Eligibility is determined by student and/or family financial status per the U. S. Department of Education regulations.