Scholarships and Grants for Your Nursing Education
Apply at: www.FloridaStudentFinancialAid.Org
Call for information at the Office of Student Financial Assistance: (888) 827-2004
- Southwest Florida Works is a one-stop career center created to assist employers and job seekers by connecting employment, education, and training services into an integrated network of resources. Please visit their Web site at http://careersourcesouthwestflorida.com/ or call them at (239) 931-8200 for more information.
- Premiere International College provides in-house loans and payment plans. This option is available for PN and ASN.
- Scholarship for Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans. Visit http://www.rehabworks.org/ for more.
- State of Florida Department of Veterans Affairs – Bureau of State Approving Agency for Veterans.
There are three basic types of financial services offered and/or accepted by PIC.
- PIC Scholarships
- Private Pay/Payment Plan
Grants are supplied by the federal government, state government, or the institution, to meet the cost of your education. Grants are generally based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There is no repayment obligation tied to grants.
|Grant||Awarded 2018||Application Process and Criteria|
|Workforce Investment Act – Fort Myers, Naples, and Port|
|6,500 for Diploma PN Program recipients|
$8,200 (maximum) for ASN recipients
$10,000 (maximum) for BSN program recipients
|WIA are not entitlement programs, and selection for participation in the program is a local Career Source decision that is based on eligibility, assessment of your needs, interests, abilities, motivation, and prospects for successfully completing the program; and on the availability of funding|
|Vocational Rehabilitation School to Work Program||Varies per Applicant||All students or young people with disabilities should be encouraged to apply for VR services. Students|
who have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP);
students who have a 504 Plan;
students or young people who don’t need academic or physical accommodations in high school but may need them later.
State scholarships are generally merit based or awarded according to a specific set of qualifying criteria. There is no repayment obligation tied to scholarships.
|Scholarship Award||2017–18 Yearly Award||Application Process and Criteria|
|Jose Marti Scholarship|
|Florida Bright Futures Scholarship|
Florida Academic Scholar
Florida Medallion Scholar
Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholar
|$76 or $101 per credit hour||Academic Merit awards|
Complete the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid
Application (FFAA) during his/her last year in high school prior to graduation—can be completed online. Must meet academic requirements set by the Florida Legislature, which may change annually. Must complete the Florida Residency Affidavit.
|Florida Scholarship for Children/Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans||$4,272 ($2,136 per semester for 12+ credits)|
$3,204 ($1,602 per semester for 9-11 credits)
$2,136 ($ 1,068 per semester for 6-8 credits)
|Dependent children or unmarried spouses of Florida veterans or service members who died because of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty OR who have been certified by the Florida|
Department of Veterans Affairs
as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities; Complete the Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application by April 1 and ensure that the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs certifies the applicant’s eligibility by April 1. Must complete the Florida Residency Affidavit.
Premiere College Scholarships
The following scholarships are provided by Premiere College. Students are required to complete the FAFSA, as well as a separate College Scholarship Application that is available through the Office of the Registrar. Students may only apply for scholarships in their area of study.
Upon completion of the application, eligible students will be scheduled for an interview and asked to complete a 200-word essay to be prepared on campus about a topic that will be randomly selected.
Scholarships are awarded on a quarter/semester/annual basis and are renewable based upon satisfactory academic progress. All students who receive one of the following Premiere College scholarships must maintain a 3.5 GPA at Premiere College and complete 15 hours of community service quarterly at PIC to be eligible for renewal. All recipients must renew their commitment to the scholarship terms by signing the “Terms for Institutional Scholarships” form at the Office of the Registrar. Signed forms must be returned to the Office of the Registrar at the beginning of each quarter/semester.
Application deadline for the 2018 school year is: 30 working days before the start of class.
|Scholarship Award||2018 Yearly Award||Application Process and Criteria|
|PIC Author Scholarship||$500.00 Tuition at PIC|
Four (4 per year beginning of Fall 2018 quarter/semester) Applicants will be chosen to be awarded $500.00 each.
|Accepted and enrolled in the PN/AS in Nursing,|
Passing Entrance Exam, High School GPA of
3.0, Personal Statement, Resume, Accepted
Score on Entrance Exam, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Essay, 15 hours of community service hours per quarter, and enrolled in full time.
|PIC Rue Scholarship||$1,000.00 Tuition at PIC|
One (1 per year beginning of Fall 2018 quarter/semester) Applicant will be chosen to be awarded $1000.00 each.
|Accepted and enrolled in the PN/ASN Minimum High School/ College GPA of 3.0, Personal|
Statement, Resume, Accepted Score on
Entrance Exam, 3 Letters of
Recommendation, Essay, 15 hours of community service hours per quarter, and enrolled full time. Renewable on a yearly basis based on satisfactory progress.
|PIC Francis Scholarship||$1,000.00 Tuition at PIC|
< br> Two (2 per year beginning of Fall 2018 quarter/semester) Applicants will be chosen to be awarded $1000.00 each.
|Accepted and enrolled in the PN/ASN|
Score on Entrance Exam, Personal Statement,
Resume, 3 Letters of Recommendation, Essay, 15 hours of community service hours per quarter, and enrolled full time. Renewable on a yearly basis, based on satisfactory progress
|PIC Howard Scholarship||$3,000.00 Tuition at PIC|
Three (3 per year beginning of Fall 2018 quarter/semester) Applicants will be chosen to be awarded $1000.00 each.
|Accepted and enrolled in the PN/ASN Minimum High School/ College GPA of 3.0, Personal|
Statement, Resume, 3 Letters of
Recommendation, Essay, and enrolled full time. Renewable on a yearly basis, based on satisfactory progress
*PIC Scholarship Disclosure: Failure to achieve a satisfactory academic progress (3.5 GPA) in each course will result in student repayment of full amount of the scholarship.*
Premiere International College accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. For personal loans through banks, PIC encourages students to apply as early as possible. All private pay is due on the 1st day of each month.
Payment Due Date
All payments are due on the 1st of every month. Late payment will be assessed on the 2nd day of each month and thereafter each month until a zero balance. Holidays, weekends, birthdays, or postal delays do not affect the payment due date of the 1st of each month.
If a monthly payment is returned, the student will receive an email or letter from PIC with instructions on how the returned payment will be handled. A $30 PIC-Returned Payment Fee will be assessed for each returned payment. If a returned payment fee is also returned, it will be reattempted. PIC-Returned Payment Fees are returned subject to change in future academic years.
A monthly late payment cost of $50.00 per payment fee will be automatically charged to the student account every month after the 3rd of month until the fee is current with a zero balance.
A returned payment fee will be assessed for each payment ($30.00) attempt that is returned. If any fees are returned, they will be reattempted. Fees are subject to change in future academic years.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Should the College cancel a program for any reason, enrolled students will receive a full refund. Should the student be terminated or cancel for any reason, all refunds will be made according to the following refund schedule
- Cancellation can be made in person, by electronic mail, by certified mail, or by termination.
- All monies will be refunded if the school does not accept the applicant or if the student cancels within 3 business days after signing the enrollment agreement and making initials payments.
- Cancellation after the 3rd business day, but before the first class, will result in a refund of all monies paid, with the exception of the registration fee of $150.00
- Cancellation after attendance has begun, through 40% completion of the program, will result in a Pro Rata refund computed on the number of hours completed to the total program hours.
- Cancellation after completing more than 40% of the program will result in no refund.
- Termination date: When calculating the refund due to a student, the last date of actual attendance by the student is used in the calculation unless earlier written notice was received.
- Refunds will be made within 30 days of termination of the student enrollment or receipt of a Cancellation Notice from the student.
PIC reserves the right to terminate the payment agreement at any time if the student is not current on payments or fees due PIC. If PIC exercises this right, the student will be dropped from class (is). Failure to pay any debt to PIC will also result in holds being placed on grades, transcript requests, and registration for subsequent academic terms and graduation.
Refunds, if any, will be handled by the College and will not be issued until 30 days after the last day of the add-and-drop period. As noted, enrollment fees and returned payment fees are nonrefundable. If this agreement is terminated, PIC will attempt to notify you immediately via the email address PIC has on file. If the email address is invalid, a letter will be mailed. If a payment is returned, a $30 returned payment fee will be accessed.
Prior to any student advancing to the final course of the program, the student is required to meet 90% of the contracted financial amount. If the student’s account does not reflect 90% satisfaction, the student will not be eligible to enroll in the course for completion of the program.