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Financial Aid Transfer Students

If you have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for this current year, transfer that application over to Barry University by adding our school code. You do not need to complete a new FAFSA.

  1. Log into the FAFSA as a Returning User.
  2. Select "Make FAFSA Corrections" and then navigate to the "School Selection" page.
  3. Add Barry University's Federal School Code of 001466 and resubmit.
  4. Barry University will receive your FAFSA results electronically and as soon as you are accepted for admission we will send you your financial aid award letter.

If you have not filed a FAFSA, go online to https://studentaid.gov to apply. Barry's Federal School Code is 001466.

Transfer Students Types Of Financial Aid Available

Transfer Scholarships

Students who transfer to Barry University are automatically considered for an award based on academic merit – no special forms are required. Upon acceptance, the Admissions office will let you know how much you’re qualified to receive. Awards are renewable, up to $12,000 annually. Awards are applied to tuition.

Barry University Access Grants

Barry Access Grant

The Barry Access Grant is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Award amounts vary. Funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Barry Housing Grant

The Barry Housing Grant is awarded to students demonstrating financial need as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and who plan to reside in on-campus housing. Award amounts will vary. Funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Barry Scholarship System

In addition to being considered for the above scholarships and grants, students can browse and apply for other available institutional and endowed scholarships, as well as outside scholarships for which they may be eligible.

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Tuition Discounts

Alumni Legacy Award

This $1,000 annual scholarship is for traditional undergraduate students whose parent, step-parent, grandparent, sibling, or legal guardian earned a degree from Barry University. This award may be applied to freshman, transfer, and international students. They must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered. Funds are limited, so we encourage students to apply as early as possible.

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10% Tuition Discount

A 10% tuition discount is offered whenever a family member has two or more dependent students studying simultaneously at Barry University. They must be enrolled full time in a traditional undergraduate program on our Miami main campus. The 10% discount applies to the flat tuition rate for the second or third student.

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Federal Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

A need-based federal program. Eligibility for this award is determined through the financial aid application process. Annually renewable by completing the FAFSA (and showing demonstrated need) and maintaining a 2.0 GPA with at least a 67% completion rate of attempted courses. Maximum award is $6495.

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The Pell Grant has a lifetime limit of six years, or the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters.

Year-Round Pell Grant: Students who are eligible for a Pell Grant may be eligible to receive additional Pell Grant funding in the Summer.

To be eligible for a Summer Pell Grant, students must:

Note: Any Pell Grant received in the Summer will count toward your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).

What Is The Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (Leu)?

The Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used is the amount of Pell Grant funds you receive over your lifetime. LEU is expressed as a percentage. Pell is limited by federal law to six years of funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%.

You can log on to National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS®) at www.studentaid.gov using your FSA ID. The LEU can be found on the Financial Aid Review page.

What Happens If I Drop Below Half-Time (6 Credits) Enrollment In The Summer?

It is possible that you could owe money back for all or part of your Federal Pell Grant if you do not complete classes that you registered for.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A federal program for students with exceptional need who are also eligible for the Pell Grant program. The typical award is $800.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

Federal Work-Study is a need-based program that enables students to work part-time on campus while gaining valuable work experience. Students are paid on a biweekly basis.

Federal Direct Loan Program

This program provides low-interest loans to students and parents. Direct Loans are available in the Summer for students who are enrolled at least half-time. Additional information can be found here.

Additional Resources

Net Price Calculator

As an undergraduate student, full price includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, meals, and related expenses – less grants and scholarships. The Net Price Calculator shows your reduced net price and potential savings. Keep in mind it is an estimate, as awards, financial assistance, and tuition vary every year.

State Scholarships, Grants, And Special Programs

Barry University participates in a variety of state grant programs offered by the state of Florida. To be eligible for Florida state grants, students must verify their (or their parent’s, if the student is dependent) Florida resident status.

In order to be considered a Florida resident, the student (or parent of a dependent student) must demonstrate legal residence in the state of Florida for at least 12 consecutive months, for purposes other than enrollment in an institution of higher education, prior to the student’s initial enrollment. To confirm your residency status, you must complete and sign the Florida Residency Affidavit and submit supporting documentation.

Students who will not complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can download the Florida Residency Affidavit here.

The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program

Recipients of the Florida Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars or Florida Medallion Scholars awards can utilize these funds at Barry University. The award amount is based on the number of credit hours for which the student enrolls each semester. The value of each credit hour is determined by the state and is subject to change. For 2020-2021, Bright Futures awards were as follows:

  • Florida Academic Scholarship: $211 per credit hour + $300 stipend
  • Florida Medallion Scholarship: $158 per credit hour

To transfer your Bright Futures scholarship to Barry University, you must update your preferred institution with the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). To do so, you may login to access the online system or call OSFA Customer Service at 888-827-2004 to transfer the scholarship.

The Financial Aid Office will include an estimated award for the year based on 15 credits of enrollment each semester (i.e. estimated FL Academic Scholars $6930 for the year -- $3465 fall and $3465 spring). At the end of the add/drop period, the Financial Aid Office will review and update the awards for all students based on the actual number of registered credits.

Note: Students must repay the Bright Futures Scholarship award to the institution for any courses dropped or withdrawn after the add/drop period. The student will not be eligible for scholarship renewal until the amount is repaid.

Effective Access to Student Education Grant (EASE)

This program provides tuition assistance to undergraduate students from Florida attending private, independent colleges and universities located in the state. This program provides approximately $2,841 per academic year, subject to state budget appropriations. To be eligible for the EASE Grant, a student will:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default on a state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor's degree
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term

Maximum eligibility time frame for this award is nine semesters.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) is a need-based grant program available to degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need and are enrolled at an eligible institution. The amount of this grant may be as high as $1,700.00 per academic year, subject to state budget appropriations. Funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

To be eligible for FSAG, a student will:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default on a state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor's degree
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term

Maximum eligibility time frame for this award is nine semesters.

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund

This need-based scholarship is awarded to students of Spanish culture who were born in, or who have a natural parent who was born in, Mexico, or a Hispanic country of the Caribbean, Central or South America regardless of race.

To be eligible for FSAG, a student will:

  • Be a Florida resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Not owe a repayment or be in default on a state or federal grant, loan, or scholarship program
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor's degree
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term

To transfer your grant to Barry University, you must update your preferred institution with the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA). To do so, you may login to access the online system or call OSFA Customer Service at 888-827-2004.

Florida Pre-Paid College Plan

Barry University accepts Florida Pre-Paid College Plan as a form of payment toward tuition. Florida Pre-Paid pays out at a state tuition rate per credit hour. For details visit: https://www.myfloridaprepaid.com.

Additional State Programs

Students from Barry can also participate in the following grants:

  • Minority Teacher Education Scholarship
  • Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans

Information on these programs can be obtained from the Barry University Office of Financial Aid, or by contacting the Florida Department of Education's Office of Student Financial Assistance at 888-827-2004, or visiting their website.

Additional Information

Unusual Enrollment History

The U.S. Department of Education has established regulations to prevent cases of fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant and/or Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program by identifying students with unusual enrollment histories. Unusual Enrollment History (UEH) is defined as the specific pattern the U.S. Department of Education uses to select students who have received federal aid at multiple institutions over the past four academic/award years.

Students who are flagged as having unusual enrollment history by the U.S. Department of Education will require additional review by the Office of Financial Aid in order to determine financial aid eligibility. We will check your financial aid history to determine all previous institutions where you received federal aid during the last four aid years, and verify that academic credit was earned at each institution during the relevant years. The Financial Aid Office will first review any official transcripts already submitted to Barry University. If there is no transcript from a school that appears in the student's financial aid history, or if the transcript does not include the period in question, the Financial Aid Office will require an official or unofficial transcript, or grade report to confirm credits earned.

If the review demonstrates that the student earned academic credit at each institution for the period(s) in which aid was received, the student will be cleared and financial aid will be awarded.

If the review shows the student did not earn credit at an institution where he/she received federal aid, that student will need to provide a written statement explaining the personal and/or academic reasons why he/she failed to earn academic credit and present documentation to support the explanation provided. The written statement and documentation will forwarded to the appeals committee for review. Once a determination has been made, the student will be notified.

Transfer Monitoring

The U.S. Department of Education requires Barry University to review the financial aid history of students who transfer from one institution to another during the same award year. This process is called Transfer Monitoring. The Financial Aid Office uses the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) database to determine whether students have used any Pell Grant or Direct Loan funds at another institution during the most recent year. This prevents awarding in excess of allowable annual limits.

The Financial Aid Office must make sure that students have eligibility remaining for Pell Grant and Direct Loans that may have been partially used at the prior college/university. The institution submits the student's name to a monitoring list and waits seven (7) days until the school before disbursing financial aid funds. Additionally, Pell Grant and Direct Loan disbursement is placed on hold until this process is complete. Depending on what aid and amount(s) were received at a previous institution, financial aid eligibility at Barry University may be reduced or cancelled accordingly. 

Students who have not used federal aid during the current year do not need to take any action during this process. Students who have used federal financial at a previous institution during the year should contact that school to cancel any pending aid.

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