Financial Aid and Scholarships How do I apply for financial aid? How do I apply for scholarships? Are international students eligible for Nelnet? I have been making scheduled payments on a Nelnet agreement. I dropped a class or one of my classes has been cancelled and I have been approved for a 100% refund. Will the contract be adjusted or will I receive a refund? I signed up for a Nelnet payment agreement, but did not make all the scheduled payments. Will I be eligible for another agreement for the Spring or another term in the future? I signed up for a Nelnet Payment Plan agreement, but I need to add another course(s). Will I need to complete a new agreement and pay an additional $40? If I pay my tuition and fees with a credit card (including the 2% fee), and I drop classes within the 100% refund date or receive an approval for a 100% refund, is the entire amount including the 2% refunded? Is the Nelnet Payment Plan available for mini-term sessions (8 -week and 12-week) that start after the first day of classes of the 16-week Fall/Spring semester? What can I do if I’m getting an error message when entering credit card information in Nelnet? When is tuition payment due for classes? Can I submit my documents at any campus? Can I use my book advance online? Can I work as a Student Assistant on campus and in the Florida Work Experience off campus at the same time? How are private donor scholarships paid? How can I check my financial aid status online? How do I receive my Bank Mobile Card? How do I request a new / replace a lost Florida Prepaid ID card? How do I use my Florida Prepaid to pay for my classes? How much can I borrow with a Federal Direct Stafford Loan? How will I get Federal Direct Stafford loan money? How will my eligibility for financial aid be determined? I applied for the Florida Bright Futures program, how I do receive this money? Am I entitled to apply for the Pell Grant? I completed my FAFSA application, when will my file be processed? I do not live with my parents. Can I apply as independent student? I had a book advance, now I received a bill, what happened? I have a Bachelor’s Degree, what type of aid am I eligible for? I have a Work Study award, what is Work Study? How do I receive this award? I have been awarded financial aid; will I receive it to pay my fees for the term? I have financial aid, but I didn’t receive Federal Work-Study. Can I still receive it? I have Florida Pre-Paid College as well as other types of financial aid. How do I use my money? I need to repay my Perkins Loan, who should I contact? I paid my classes using a credit or debit card. When should I expect to receive my refund? I received a private scholarship check. Where should I send it? I’ve been selected for verification, what do I have to do? If I am a Bright Futures recipient, do I need to repay dropped or withdrawn courses? If my parents are divorced or separated, whose financial data should be provided when I’m completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? I’m going to be married during the school year for which I am applying for aid. Can I fill out my FAFSA as “married”? My award letter says that I am entitled to receive a certain award amount. I am taking 9 credit units. Why did my award amount change? Should I complete the FAFSA even though I am not going to be eligible for aid? What are MDC’s FAFSA School codes? What happens to my financial aid if I drop or withdraw from my courses? What if I am separated or divorced but filed a joint tax return? What if I can’t find my income tax return? What if I didn’t file an income tax return? What if I’m married now but didn’t file with my spouse last year? What if my parents don’t claim me on their taxes or don’t give me any money? What if there are changes to my financial circumstances after I submitted a FAFSA? What is a Federal Direct Stafford Loan? What is and FSA ID and How do I create one? What is SAP, when is it calculated, and which semesters are included? What is the difference between a Federal Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Plus loan? What is the difference between merit-based and need-based aid? What is the difference between the NelNet Tuition Payment Plan and a Federal Direct Stafford Loan? What is the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program? What is the payment deadline for classes? When do I restart paying my student loans? When will I receive my refund? Who counts as a parent? Will an additional outside scholarship affect my award? Are there scholarships for international students? Does MDC accept the GI Bill? Who certifies veteran’s educational benefits? Do I need to complete an application for the American Dream Scholarship (ADS)? Can I start in Miami Dade College during the Spring semester instead of the Fall semester and still receive the American Dream Scholarship (ADS)? Do I need to take the placement test to qualify for the American Dream Scholarship (ADS) even if I am exempt? My GPA went below 3.0 during the Spring. Can I bring my GPA up during the Summer to maintain the American Dream Scholarship (ADS)? I registered for less than 12 credits during the Fall semester, can I just register for 15 credits during the Spring to make-up the credits and maintain my American Dream Scholarship (ADS)? Can I get the American Dream Scholarship (ADS) back once I improve my GPA? Will the American Dream Scholarship (ADS) pay for more than 12 credits a semester? Is there a book advance for the mini-term sessions? How do I apply for Work Study? How do I keep my Work Study eligibility? I received an outside scholarship, where should the money be sent and how is it applied? Do I qualify for Any Aid if I do not have my Permanent Residence yet, however I have SS Card and Work Permit? Is there a limit to how much financial aid and scholarships I can receive? How can I receive my 1098-T form? What is the maximum number of schools that I can put on my FAFSA application? What is the deadline date to apply for Financial Aid? What are the consequences of withdrawing (dropping) a class? If I qualify for financial aid do I lose the American Dream Scholarship (ADS)? If I already completed the FAFSA application once, do I need to do it again to continue receiving the American Dream Scholarship (ADS)? I want to take classes during the Summer. Will the American Dream Scholarship (ADS) pay? Nelnet Payment Plan Are there any charges for returned payments? When are Nelnet payments processed? Financial aid paid for my classes, when will I receive my Nelnet refund? I have been making scheduled payments on a Nelnet agreement. I dropped a class before 100% refund date or one of my classes has been cancelled and I have been approved for a 100% refund. Will the contract be adjusted or will I receive a refund? Can the Nelnet plan be terminated? I dropped/added a class, will my next Nelnet installment be reduced/increased? I have a Nelnet Payment Plan and have enrolled for classes for a future term. Can I set up a second payment plan? I signed up for a Nelnet Payment Plan, but did not make all the scheduled payments. Will I be eligible for another agreement for another term in the future? I signed up for a Nelnet Payment Plan agreement, but I need to add more courses. Will I need to complete a new agreement and pay an additional $40? Is the Nelnet Payment Plan available for mini-term sessions (8 and 12-weeks) that start after the first day of classes of the 16-week Fall or Spring semester? Do I need to complete an application for the Presidential Scholars program? How many students are eligible for the Presidential Scholars program on a yearly basis? What terms does the Presidential Scholars program cover? My GPA went below 3.5. Can I bring my GPA up during the following term to maintain my Presidential Scholars status? I registered for less than 12 credits during the Fall semester, can I just register for 15 credits during the Spring to make-up the credits and maintain my Presidential Scholars status? If I am in the Honors College, can I be a Presidential Scholar?