Grants, Scholarships & Loan Opportunities
The Office of Financial Aid at Eckerd College is available to assist you in completing all the applications necessary to receive assistance. Federal, state and institutional funds are available to students.
Applying for financial aid is FREE. Make sure you go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov (fafsa.com is a business that charges a fee for filing the application) for information on federally funded financial assistance. The FAFSA must still be completed even if a student is only applying for scholarships and/or in-house loans.
Students who are unemployed, displaced homemakers, or low wage workers may be eligible for funding through the Workforce Investment Act. For more information contact PEL at (727) 864-8226 or (800) 234-4735.
The Program for Experienced Learners is approved for veterans' educational benefits, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. For more information visit our VA Benefits page or contact PEL at (727) 864-8226.
Institutionally Administered Scholarships/Grants
PEL awards a number of different scholarships each year. If you would like to be considered for an award please download the PEL Common Scholarship Application.
Business Office Forms
Statement of Financial Responsibility (PDF)
One-time required submission of this form. It is also required if you would like to give another individual access to your student account.
PEL Bookstore Authorization Form (PDF)
Submission of this form is required each semester to authorize the Eckerd College Bookstore to charge books to financial aid student's and other eligible student's accounts.
Contact PEL for more information at (800) 234-4735 or (727) 864-8226.