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Financial Aid

Student Financial Services, Leadership
Derry Ebert, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Hometown:  Pekin, IL

Contact Derry
Phone: (863) 638-3818



Student Financial Services, Counselors
Belgica Pride, Student Financial Services


Contact Belgica  (Last Name:  A – GON)
Phone: (863) 638-7226



Meredith Akouka, Student Financial Services


Contact Meredith  (Last Name: GOO – O)
Phone: (863) 638-7205


Lorticha Shepard, Student Financial Services


Contact Lorticha   (Last Name: P – Z)
Phone: (863) 638-7129



Sherri Lingle, Financial Services Loan Processor


Contact Sherri
Phone: (863) 638-7604



Michelle Jordan, Student Accounts Coordinator


Contact Michelle
Phone: (863) 638-7605



Linda Taylor, Cashier


Contact Linda
Phone: (863) 638-7216


Financial Aid: Step-by-Step Guide
Step 1: Apply for admission.

You can do it all online.

Step 2: Review scholarship information.

To help you out, you’re automatically considered for scholarships when you’re accepted for admission. We’ve got a scholarship calculator to allow you to see how it would work.

Step 3: Complete your FAFSA.

To be considered for financial aid or federal loans, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The code you’ll need for Warner is 008848.

Step 4: Apply for EASE.

Full-time students who’ve been Florida residents for 12 consecutive months can also apply for a Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grant. Contact Student Financial Services for more information.

Step 5: Apply for Loans.

Student loans are available to assist students in meeting the cost of education. Students will need an FSA ID Username and Password to apply for the Federal Stafford loan. Dependent students will require their parent’s FSA ID Username and Password to complete a Parent Plus loan.



Many students find federal loans to be the best way to pay for their college education. That’s why we participate in the Federal Direct Loan Program, which consists of the Federal Direct Stafford (subsidized) Loan, the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, the Federal Direct PLUS Loan, and the Federal Direct Consolidation Loan Program. The U.S. Department of Education is the lender and, except for consolidation loans, delivers loan proceeds through the school. WU disburses the loans after loans have been processed and approved and classes have begun. When it is time for repayment, students (or their parents) will send all loan payments to the federal loan servicer.

If all of this seems overwhelming, our financial aid counselors can guide you through the process of applying for loans. They’ll work with you to make this experience as easy as possible. If you have any questions, please call our office directly at (863) 638-7202.

To apply for a Student Loan (or PLUS Loan) you must:

  1. Complete the FAFSA.
  2. Complete entrance counseling for Student Loans.
  3. Complete a Loan Application.

When Student loans are processed a student will receive a Disclosure Statement from Direct Loans which will indicate the date the loans are expected to disburse to the university.  Each year the date could change and Student Financial Services will notify students of funds credited to the student’s account through a monthly statement and via the student’s ROAR account.  

If there is a request to increase your student loan at any time during the school year, the University will send written notification via postal mail to the student or the guardian of record.  This notification will consist of a Loan Disclosure as well as the new disbursement dates.

Students and parents have the right to cancel all or any portion of their Federal loans.   Notification must be sent to the University no earlier than 30 days before and no later than 30 days after crediting the student’s account.  This can be accomplished by submitting a signed and dated request to Student Financial Services.  


Grants are financial awards from the federal and state governments that do not have to be paid back. Grants are awarded to students who meet the required set of qualifications. All U.S. citizens (and eligible non-citizens) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each school year in order to determine eligibility for federal grants. In addition, Warner University offers several other grants for eligible students.



Florida Bright Futures Scholarships Program

Eligibility: See Bright Futures website

Deadline: Student must apply before high school graduation

Application: Initial State Student Application

Renewable: Yes, for up to 120 credit hours

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate (seeking first degree) with an eligible GPA; resident of Florida

Deadline: Fall – September 15, Spring – February 15

Application: FRAG Application

Renewable: Yes, up to 9 semesters

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

Eligibility: Full-time undergraduate (seeking first degree) with an eligible GPA and financial need; resident of Florida

Deadline: Based on availability of funds

Application: FAFSA (online)

Renewable: Yes, yearly according to need and availability of funds



Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility: Undergraduate with eligible GPA and financial need

Deadline: None

Application: FAFSA (online)

Renewable: Yes, yearly according to need

Funding: Federal grant; prorated per enrollment status

Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant

Eligibility: Full-time day undergraduate (seeking first degree) with an eligible GPA; reserved for out-of-state students with financial need

Deadline: Based on availability of funds

Application: FAFSA (online)

Renewable: Yes, yearly according to need and availability of funds

Federal TEACH Grant

Eligibility: Full-time day undergraduate (seeking first degree in Education) with an eligible GPA. Students are required to teach in a high need field at a low-income school for four years post graduation. Student must have also successfully passed the First Screening process and have been formally accepted into the Education Program. Eligible education majors include Secondary Education/Mathematics and Elementary Education (with minor in Exceptional Student Education, Mathematics or Science).

Deadline: None

Application: FAFSA (online)

Renewable: Yes


(Available for Undergraduate Students Only)

You can earn scholarships! Each year, billions of dollars are given through outside scholarships available to college students. A simple web search on Google or Yahoo! can allow students to find available scholarships and applications. Find out what you qualify for, and start accessing them today!

At Warner University, we offer institutional scholarships and also process outside scholarships from other organizations. Contact Financial Aid to learn more!

Warner University's Payment Plan

Many families find a payment plan to be a convenient way to budget and pay for educational costs.  Warner University’s Payment Plan is an attractive interest-free option that allows families to address student account balances with a four-month or a five-month payment option.  There is a modest fee of $25 per semester required for enrollment. 

Warner University’s Payment Plan