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Who We Are

New Directions offers supplemental funding and supports the educational needs of qualified students, providing specialized college-level education as well as career and technical training for immediate entry into high-wage, high-demand careers.

Submission of an application does not guarantee New Directions Funding. Awards are based upon the amount of available funds and the number of applicants that qualify. Assistance is limited to students enrolled in Associate of Science or Certificate Programs demonstrating educational needs not met by Pell Grant and/or scholarships, or programs that are ineligible for Financial Aid.

Types of Financial Assistance Available

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Application Information

Application Window

Fall Semester: August - October
Spring Semester: December - March
Summer Semester: May

Documents to Submit with Your Application

Student Responsibilites

  • Attend all scheduled classes
  • Complete mid-term grade review
  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Inform us of schedule or enrollment status changes

Eligibility Requirements

One of the Following

  • English learner with limited proficiency
  • Homeless individual
  • Individual with documented disability
  • Individual from economically disadvantaged families, including low income youth & adults
  • Non-Traditional Student (those in careers having less than 25% of their gender ex: males in nursing)
  • Out-of-work individual
  • Single Parent, including single pregnant women

And All of the Following

  • Be enrolled in an Associate of Science or Certificate Program
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Complete current school year's FAFSA application
  • Demonstrate a need not met by Pell Grant or scholarships
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, or be a first-time enrolled student
  • Meet financial aid SAP guidelines

New Directions Program

Contact Us

The New Directions program is funded by the FDOE Strengthening Career & Technical Education for the 21st Century (Perkins V) Grant and Daytona State College.