Stetson Welcome Back Grant for Fall 2020

About the Grant

The Stetson University Welcome Back Grant for full-time, Fall 2020 returning students is designed to help students concerned about the current economy and impact of the pandemic. Stetson University is providing approximately $3 million to qualified returning full-time students via a one-time, Stetson Welcome Back Grant.

The amount will appear as a credit on returning student bills and students can see the credit applied in their myStetson account page in the coming weeks. This is a new grant and funded through generous donor support and targeted towards helping to alleviate some out of pocket expense.

This grant, of up to $1,500 is in addition to the $400 housing credit already provided to Spring 2020 residential students. Together, the credit to the account may amount up to $1,900 per qualified residential student or up to $1,500 per qualified commuter students for Fall 2020.

Students Qualified for the Welcome Back Grant

For the majority of students, there is nothing they need to do to qualify for the Welcome Back Grant. The grant will appear as a credit in their myStetson account as soon as it is determined, verified, and applied to their account by our staff.

The university felt it was important to inform students about the grant now, even as the plan for implementation was being finalized.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be an undergraduate student
  • Must be a full-time student (taking more than 3 units/12 credit hours)
  • Student must have a remaining balance on tuition after institutional scholarships, Federal Aid, and State Aid programs are applied, excluding student loans and Florida Pre-Paid/529 programs

The Stetson Welcome Back grant applies to Fall 2020 returning undergraduate full-time students who will pay out-of-pocket tuition expenses through family/personal resources.

Part-time students taking fewer than 3 units (12 credits) are not eligible for the Welcome Back Grant. Other students the grant may not apply to includes students whose tuition is fully covered by federal, state and institutional scholarships and grants, a tuition waiver, a tuition exchange program, or any other institutional program that meets the full tuition costs.

How will I know?

Stetson University's Financial Planning office is reviewing returning student financial plans and aid packaging now. The grant will be applied to the student account and will appear as a credit in the student’s myStetson account within the next few weeks. Given the current COVID-19 situation and summer break, the university is planning to reach out and message students to notify them once the grant has been applied to their account.

Questions?

We know you'll have questions and we are working on answers for you. In the meantime, please send your questions or comments to: welcomeback@stetson.edu or call 386-822-8770 and leave a message.

We may not be able to answer each question individually, but we will reply to let you know we received it and are working on an answer.