Financial Aid and Scholarships How do I apply for financial aid? How do I apply for scholarships? Are international students eligible for Nelnet? How do the Nelnet Payment Plans work? 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 does the Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan work? 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 the process of 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)? If I qualify for financial aid do I lose the American Dream Scholarship? If I already completed the FAFSA application once, do I need to do it again? Can I start in Miami Dade College during the Spring semester instead of the Fall semester? Do I need to take the placement test to qualify for the American Dream Scholarship even if I am exempt? I want to take classes during the Summer. Will the scholarship pay? My GPA went below 3.0 during the Spring. Can I bring my GPA during the Summer to maintain the scholarship? 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? Can I get the American Dream Scholarship back once I improve my GPA? Will the American Dream Scholarship pay for more than 12 credits a semester?