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EASE Grant Application

The EASE Grant (formerly known as FRAG) provides tuition assistance to resident undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university.

Florida Residency Qualification

A Florida resident for Florida financial assistance is a person (if under 24, the parent or legal guardian) who has established and maintained legal residence in Florida for at least twelve (12) months immediately proceeding the first day of classes of the academic term for which the student enrolls. Residence during the 12 month qualifying period must be for the purpose of maintaining a bona fide domicile rather than maintaining a temporary residence incident to enrollment in an institution of higher education.

If any of the following statements are true, check that box and then fill out the Florida Residency Parent/Guardian Information below.

Please check the following if applicable

Proof of Residency

Mandatory to receive EASE. We must have at least two forms of proof of residency. Listed below are acceptable documents for verifying proof of residency. At least one of the documents must be from the first tier; those documents listed in the second tier may be used in conjunction with one document from the first tier.

First Tier

  • Florida Driver License or State of Florida identification card
  • Florida voter registration card
  • Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida
  • Proof of purchase of a permanent home in Florida that is occupied as the primary residence of the claimant
  • Student transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years, if earned within the past 12 months
  • Benefit histories from Florida agencies or public assistance programs
  • Florida vehicle registration card
  • Proof of a homestead exemption in Florida

Second Tier

  • A Florida professional or occupational license
  • Florida incorporation
  • Proof of membership in a Florida-based charitable or professional organization
  • Lease agreement and proof of 12 consecutive months of payment
  • State or court documents evidencing legal ties to Florida
  • Declaration of domicile in Florida

Florida Residency Affidavit

Student Information

Initial Eligibility Requirement to Receive Funding

I certify the following (check each statement that applies).

Citizenship
Educational Loan Default
Previous Bachelors Degree
Selective Service Status

Please indicate your Selective Service registration status

Claimant Information

Proof of Residency Documentation

Please remember that at least one of the documents you provide as proof of residency must be from the first tier. A document from the second tier may be used in conjunction with a document from the first tier, but documents from the second tier alone are not sufficient to prove residency. Please see the Proof of Residency section above for further details.

Documents uploads are restricted to a maximum file size of 3.5 MB per document.

Signature

If you move from Florida before the start of classes you must notify the Office of Financial Aid.

Do not forget to send copies of the appropriate documents listed on this application. Documents supporting the establishment of legal residence must be dated, issued or filed 12 months prior to matriculation at Stetson University. Supporting document should be sent to :

Office of Financial Aid
421 N. Woodland Blvd.
Unit 8379
DeLand, FL 32723

Student

I do hereby swear or affirm that the above named student meets all the requi rements indicated in the checked category on page 1 for classification as a Florida resident for Florida financial assistance. I understand that a false statement in theaffidavit will subject me to penalties for making a false statement pursuant to 837.06 FS and BOR rule 6C-6.00 (6) F.A.C.

I understand that the Effective Access to Student Education Grant (EASE) provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private university and dependent on annual state funding levels and subject to legislative changes or review.

Claimant

I do hereby swear or affirm that the above named student meets all the requirements indicated in the checked category on page 1 for classification as a Florida resident for Florida financial assistance. I understand that a false statement in theaffidavit will subject me to penalties for making a false statement pursuant to 837.06 FS and BOR rule 6C-6.00 (6) F.A.C.

I understand that the Effective Access to Student Education Grant (EASE) provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private university and dependent on annual state funding levels and subject to legislative changes or review.