To qualify for REAL, students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before December 31 (preferred deadline) to strengthen your chances for being awarded. Awards are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier you submit your FAFSA, the better.
Students will be notified of their award status when their financial aid is packaged in mid/late spring—should a student receive REAL, then the award will show up under their financial aid in OPUS.
Eligibility is based on:
- Availability of funds
- Date the FAFSA form was submitted
- Student qualifications
- Date of admission
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident status
- Full-time enrollment as a degree-seeking student
- Satisfactory progress as defined by Rollins
Students who would like be considered for the REAL award in their second year at Rollins will need to submit the FAFSA again starting in the January of their first year at Rollins.
Please Note: Many students have chosen to use their REAL position to fulfill part or all of their practicum requirements. Students will need to check in with their associate/assistant director of academic programs (ADAP) to discuss practicum requirements.