Financial Aid

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Fred K. Marchman Technical College accepts many financial resources to help fund tuition costs.  The more common Financial Aid programs that we accept are listed below. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

 

Pell Grant

As an eligible institution of higher education, Fred K. Marchman Technical College participates in the Federal Pell Grant program. The Pell Grant is a federal financial aid program available to prospective and currently enrolled students who qualify and enroll in an approved career training program. 

Students who wish to apply for Federal Financial Aid should visit www.studentaid.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It is recommended that the completed application be submitted at the time the student applies to the college. The FAFSA school code for Marchman Technical College is 041463.

Criteria for receiving the Federal Pell Grant are:

  • Student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)
  • Enroll in a program approved by The Council on Occupational Education of at least 600 hours in length 
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • Student must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security number
  • Student must maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Student must be working toward a job preparatory completion certificate
  • Student must not be in default of a Federal Education Student Loan or owe Federal funds

Open Door Grant Program

The 2023-2024 Open Door Grant Program at Fred K. Marchman Technical College is a financial aid program funded by the Florida Department of Education to support students attending short-term and technical education programs in high-demand fields. The program’s goal for students is to successfully obtain valuable workforce certificates and employment. The Open Door Grant Program addresses and closes the gap between the skills needed by workers in the state and the skills of the available workforce in the state.

This opportunity offers students in eligible programs a maximum award amount equal to 100% of tuition, fees, books, and supplies not otherwise covered by federal grants, state grants, or any other third-party provided payment. The funds are subject to availability and returning students will be given priority. Students that have no account balance are not eligible for the Open Door Grant Program.

To be eligible for the award, a student must:

  • Meet the requirements under s. 1009.40(1)(a)2. and 3., F.S.;
  • Be enrolled at a school district postsecondary technical career center specified under s. 1001.44, F.S., a Florida College System institution specified under s. 1000.21(3), F.S., or a charter technical career center specified under s. 1002.34, F.S., and Be enrolled in:

              o    An integrated education and training program, in which institutions establish partnerships with local workforce development boards to provide basic skills instruction, contextually and concurrently, with workforce training that results in the award of credentials under s. 445.004(4), F.S., or

              o    A workforce education program, as defined under s. 1011.80(1)(b)-(f), F.S., that is included on the Master Credentials List under s. 445.004(4), F.S.

The following programs are eligible for Spring 2024 Open Door Grant funds:

  • Automotive Service Technology 
  • Computer Systems and Information Technology
  • Electricity
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning/Refrigeration
  • Marine Service Technologies
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Professional Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  • Welding

    Applicants must be a Florida resident for at least one year, be enrolled in an approved program, have an outstanding account balance and complete the Open Door Grant Program Application. Applications for the Open Door Grant Program are due on or before December 22, 2023. Evaluation for eligibility cannot be determined after January 16, 2024. Returning students are given priority and Open Door Grant Program funds are subject to availability.

    ** Please note, any prior payments made to Fred K. Marchman Technical College cannot be reimbursed by the Open Door Grant Program.

    For Open Door Grant Program application information, please submit an inquiry to the Financial Aid Office requesting the application link. A member of our staff will be in touch with you. 

    Career Source 

    Career Source offers local scholarships to qualifying applicants.  Please visit their website for further information.  Students seeking assistance through Career Source must also complete the FAFSA.

    VA Benefits

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers financial aid to qualifying veterans and active duty military members.  Visit the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affair’s website for further information.

    The VA has approved the certificate training programs offered at MTC.  The VA Certifying Official is located in the Financial Aid Office. To apply for or re-activate your VA Education Benefits, please complete the requisite forms online at  www.gibill.va.gov.  Follow the directions to apply for Education Benefits or to change program/place of training if you have previously used your benefits.

    We accept the following VA Benefits:

    • Chapter 33: Post- 9/11
    • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI-Bill
    • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehab
    • Chapter 35: Dependents Educational Assistance

    Florida Prepaid College Plan

    Marchman Technical College is a technical/vocational school participating in the Florida Prepaid College Plan.  For more information, please visit their website.

    Bright Futures and Student Assistance Grant: Marchman Technical College also accepts the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship and Florida Student Assistance Grant.

    High Five Scholarships: The High Five Scholarships website is now live with the largest collection of scholarships ever assembled.  It is available to everyone free of charge.  Go to www.HighFiveScholarships.com for further information.

    What Will It Cost?

    Net price is the difference between the full cost of attendance for a specific college, minus any grants and scholarships for which students may be eligible.  Sticker price includes direct charges (tuition and fees, room and board) and indirect costs (books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses).  To access a Net Price Calculator.

    Refund Policy

    Full time and half time students qualify for a refund of tuition and fees if the student formally withdraws during the first five days of class.  There will be no refund of tuition or fees beyond the first five (5) days of class.  There will be no refund of fees for kits or books once they are distributed.  Students withdrawing from a program within the first five days of class must complete the Request for Withdrawal form available in the Administration Office.   Students are encouraged to state the reason for withdrawal.

    Refunds due to course cancellation will be issued at one hundred percent (100%). Refunds, when due, are made within thirty (30) days of the last day of attendance. The refund will be made payable to the student. The $25 application fee is non-refundable.

    Tuition and Fees

     

    Administration

    Tonia Shook, Director

    tshook@pasco.k12.fl.us

    Building 1, Administration

     

     

    Jayme D’Avanzo, Assistant Director

    jdavanzo@pasco.k12.fl.us

    Building 1, Administration

     

    Contact Us

    Stacie Reinhart, Financial Aid Specialist 

    727-774-1729

    sreinhar@pasco.k12.fl.us

     

    Tiffany Wells, Financial Aid Secretary 

    727-774-1777

    twells@pasco.k12.fl.us