The Financial Aid Office provides financial assistance to students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend. Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid; however, students must make satisfactory progress in their programs in order to continue to be eligible for awards. We do not offer student loans.
How to Apply For Financial Aid
1. Apply for FAFSA.
All students seeking financial assistance at Manatee Tech must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure you add our Federal School Code: 015496 If you complete a FAFSA and do not qualify for aid, you are encouraged to apply for aid through CareerSource Suncoast: CareerSourceSuncoast.com
FAFSA qualifies you for Federal Aid (Title IV), such as the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) and Federal Work Study. It may qualify you for State Aid, such as the Florida Student Assistance Grant. These will be automatically applied to your account after we receive your FAFSA – you don’t need to do anything. Manatee Technical College is a clock-hour school. Federal Regulation mandates that students attend all the hours of each Pell Grant Payment Period to be eligible for additional funding. Students must also maintain a minimum of a“C” grade level to remain eligible for Federal Aid.
3. Check your student portal
Check your student portal at https://www.MTCdashboard.net for any additional steps. All students are required to supply an eligible high school diploma to the Office of Financial Aid located at 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203.
- Eligible High School Diplomas Standard Diploma (Passed FCAT) Standard Diploma (GED® Exit Option) Adult Standard High School Diploma Adult Standard High School Diploma (Alternate Assessment) Standard Diploma (FCAT Waiver) State of Florida Diploma (GED® only) Adult State of Florida Diploma (GED®)
- Non-Eligible Diplomas – (You need a GED®) Special Diploma (Option One) Special Diploma (Option Two) Online High School Diploma Certificate of Completion
4. Find a Scholarship
Any internal MTC based scholarships will be automatically applied to your account based on your FAFSA results.
Find Outside Scholarships
Here are a couple of ways to find a scholarship:
A. Contact any organization your affiliated with and inquire if they have a scholarship.
B. Contact banks, foundations and organizations with which you have no affiliation.
C. Search for National Scholarships, such as https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/
D. El Programa para Trabajadores Agrícolas del Condado de Manatee. Ask the Farmworker Career Development Program. Farmworker aid is available if you are a farmworker or the husband, wife or a dependent child, a citizen or legal resident and completed packinghouse or farm work in the last 24 months. See https://www.manateeschools.net/Page/7295 for more information. Contact them at 941.751.7947.
5. Let us know if you are a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship recipient.
If you are a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship recipient contact the Office of Financial Aid at 941.751.7900.
6. Bring your Florida Prepaid College Fund Qualification Sheet to the Cashier.
If you participate in the Florida Prepaid College Fund, bring your qualification sheet printed from the Florida Prepaid College Fund website to our cashier so payment can be correctly applied to your account.
7. Let us know if you are a Veteran.
Manatee Tech is certified by the Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans Educational Benefits. Veterans may apply for educational benefits online at www.gibill.va.gov. Veterans are also encouraged to complete a FAFSA to determine qualification for additional funds. See the Veterans Education Benefits Page for more information.