Award Projection Estimators
Need Based Awards
Estimated Family Contribution
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)||0 - 1000||$2,000|
|Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)||0 - 5273||$2,600|
|First Generation Matching Grant (1stGEN)||0 - 4995||$3,000|
|FAU Academic Achievement Grant (FAUAAG)||0 - 9000||$3,000|
|0 - 9000||$2,000|
Using data from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics’ Integrated Postsecondary Education System (IPEDS) and the Department's National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), and PayScale, the new interactive website attempts to guide prospective college students, parents, and counselors with comparisons of key statistics. Users can select up to five colleges to compare the average net price, graduation rates, amount of debt at graduation, and monthly loan repayments.
The tool also ties average student loan debt to average earnings of an institution’s recent graduates, using data from PayScale. “[T]he question now for prospective students and their parents is whether taking on increasing amounts of debt to finance an education at a specific college is worth it,” according to College Reality Check. “Until recently, it was very difficult for families to answer that question. But increasingly families have access to data that allow them to see the payoff of a degree in a particular academic discipline from a specific college by looking at earnings after graduation.”
According to the Federal Regulations pertaining to the Higher Education Act of 1965 a school must provide information about financial aid, its campus, facilities, student athletes, campus security, fire safety, as well as preventing drug and alcohol abuse. Information will be made available online at: Consumer Information as well as the option to provide a paper copy if requested.
The Consumer Information must be distributed annually to enrolled students by October 1st, as well as made available to current employees, perspective employees and perspective students. The information will be distributed through FAU Office of University Communications.
Below is a summary of Consumer Information that Florida Atlantic University must make available to all students in accordance with Federal Regulations in the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. Each section below gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed. If you would like to request a paper copy please contact the Student Financial Aid office at 561-297-3530 or a written request can be sent to:
Student Financial Aid
777 Glades Road
Bldg SU80 Room #233
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Financial Aid can come in the form of federal, state, local, private and institutional funds. Links on how to apply, types of funding, eligibility criteria can be found at the following links:
- Cost of Attendance
- Apply for Aid
- Types of Financial Aid
- Eligibility Criteria
- Academic Progress
- Disbursement of Aid
- Financial Aid Disbursement Estimator
- Short Term Advance
- Direct Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling
- Repayment Options for Loans
- Need Based Employment Programs
- Net Price Calculator and Estimator Tools
- Refund Repayment for Withdrawals
To view contact information for faculty & staff by department or name search: Faculty & Staff Directory
The Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) produces a report reflecting academic progress toward completion of an undergraduate degree in your declared or proposed major. The DARS report, or degree audit, shows how your FAU courses, transfer courses, and courses in progress apply toward degree requirements. The Degree Audit Report is an internal document. It should be used as a tool to assist you and your adviser in planning your future coursework. It is not an official certification of your academic record. For more information visit: DARS
For information on facilities and services for disabled students visit: Office for Students with Disabilities
The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Analysis offers information for use by the university community and external constituencies. Information on retention and graduation rates can be found by using the interactive reporting tool: Retention and Graduate Rates Reporting
Each year the University publishes an Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report that contains detailed information about campus safety including emergency services, safety tips, University policies, state laws and additional support services. You can view the report at:
FERPA, the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, as well as the implementing regulations thereto, is a “federal law designed to protect the privacy of educational records, to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their educational records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings.” With limited prescribed exceptions, educational institutions may not release personally identifiable information or non-directory information about a student without written permission from (i) the student’s parent, or (ii) the student if over the age of 18 or attending a postsecondary institution (an “eligible student”). Florida Statutes §§1002.225 and 1006.52 offer similar protections and provisions under state law. Click here for the FERPA Form.
For information on the pricing of textbooks and materials for all classes visit: Florida Atlantic University Bookstore.
The mission of the Florida Atlantic University Counseling & Psychological Services center is to provide FAU students with timely and effective mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being and therefore to meet their educational, personal, emotional, and psychological goals.
(1) In general – A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:
|# of Offense||Possession of Illegal Drugs||Sale of Illegal Drugs|
|1st Offense||1 year from date of conviction||2 years from date of conviction|
|2 years from date of conviction||Indefinite Period|
|3rd Offense||Indefinite period||Indefinite Period|
(2) Rehabilitation – A student whose eligibility has been suspended under paragraph (1) may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period determined under such paragraph if:
(3) DEFINITIONS - In this subsection, the term `controlled substance' has the meaning given the term in section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802(6)).'.
(4) EFFECTIVE DATE - The amendment made by paragraph (1), regarding suspension of eligibility for drug-related offenses, shall apply with respect to financial assistance to cover the costs of attendance for periods of enrollment beginning after the date of enactment of this Act.
More information and details can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/leg/hea98/sec483.html.
Students are strongly encouraged to first exhaust all Federal Loan options prior to applying for a Private loan. When compared to Federal Loan Programs, Private loans are a MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE source of educational financing. Dependent Undergraduate students applying for private loan financing with a parental cosigner are advised to first investigate the options offered by the Federal PLUS program before applying for an private loan: Private Student Loans
Florida Atlantic University is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics programs in accordance with the NCAA, Conference, University and Department rules and regulations. The charge of the Athletics Compliance Office is to educate, monitor, verify and enforce the NCAA rules compliance with regard to each sport and component within the Athletics Department. The Athletic Compliance Office strives to be proactive with education along with having monitoring systems in place that are effective and user friendly.
Pursuant to Florida Board of Governors Regulation 6.001(9), prior to registration, each student accepted for admission at Florida Atlantic University must submit a signed FAU Immunization Form: Immunization Policy.
Information about Instructional Facilities can be found on the University Catalog.
Information on the University's faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various academic departments; you may visit the departments by following the link: Faculty by College & Degree Program.
Statistics about employment for Graduate students can be viewed by using the Interactive Reporting Tool and selecting Graduating Senior Survey: Interactive Reporting Tool.
Information about the Policies for all students, grading system, acceptance of transfer credits, and student code of conduct regulations can be found on the University Catalog: University Catalog.
As part of The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by using the “Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool”: Equity in Athletics Data Analysis Cutting Tool.
Information provided in this section includes: Who can register to vote, how to apply, how to change name, address, party affiliation, update signature, card replacement, as well as dates to remember. More details can be found at: Florida Voter Registration.
The Board of Governors of the State University System recognizes that ensuring the integrity of the student financial aid process is critical to providing fair and affordable access to higher education in Florida. Therefore, the Board has formalized the following guiding principles that shall be effective immediately and must be adopted by each University’s Board of Trustees as soon as practicable. These guidelines are designed to avoid any potential for a conflict of interest between the University, its students or their parents in the student financial aid process. Accordingly, each University shall take all reasonable steps to adhere to the following principles in the University’s financial aid operations: More Details can be found at:
Student Loan Code of Conduct
FAU Financial Aid Guide
- Who is eligible for Financial Aid
- Applying for Financial Aid
- Types of Aid
- Loans Limits
- Withdrawing from Classes
- Satisfactory Academic Progress
If you cannot find the information on the website, the financial aid guide or MyFAU, click here to contact your financial aid counselor.
Financial Aid Glossary
- Graduation Rate = 41.1%
- Loan Default Rate = 8.5%
- Median Borrowing for Undergraduate Study = $12,500
- Federal Loan Payment over 10 Years for $12,500 = approximately $143.85 per month
- Log in to MyFAU
- Click on the Money Matters Tab
- Click on View My Financial Aid Information
- Click on the Shopping Sheet tile/box
Please check the following website resources for additional financial aid opportunities:
- College Goal Sunday
- College Quest
- College Is Possi ble
- Debt Help Organization (Debt.org)
- Division of Colleges and Universities - Florida Board of Education
- FAFSA on the Web
- fastWEB Scholarship Search
- Federal Student Guide for Financial Aid
- Financial Aid Information Page
- Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
- Florida Department of Education
- Florida Student Scholarship & Grants
- National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (For Students/Parents)
- National Center for Education Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education
- National Student Loan Data System
- Navigating Your Financial Future
- Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Selective Service
- Student Finance Domain
- Student Portal to Federal Student Aid
- SuperCollege - College and Scholarship Information
- Taxes for Students
- The College Board
- The Princeton Review
- U.S. Department of Education - Financial Aid for Students
- U.S. Department of Education's PIN Site