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New Directions

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 many high-wage, high-demand careers. 

Award are based on availability of funding, and assistance is limited to students enrolled in Associate of Science or Certificate Programs demonstrating educational needs not met by Pell Grant and/or other scholarships, or programs that are ineligible for Financial Aid. 

New Directions Services include Financial Assistance for

  • Childcare
  • Textbooks
  • Transportation
  • Uniforms
  • Educational materials and supplies

 Am I Eligible?

You must meet at least one of the eligibility requirements:

  • Individual with documented disabilities
  • 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)
  • Single Parent, including single pregnant women
  • Out-of-work individuals
  • English learner with limited proficiency

And meet all of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an Associate of Sciences or Certificate Program
  • Complete current FAFSA application
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, or be a first-time enrolled student
  • Meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Demonstrated need not met by Pell Grant or other scholarships 

Application Submission Time Frame

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

Supporting Documents:

Student Responsibilities:

  • Attend all scheduled classes during semester of assistance
  • Enter and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Complete Mid-Term Grade Review
  • Provide updated information regarding change of class schedule or enrollment status



For more information, please contact:

Sheri Fiske
Vocational Specialist
(386) 506-3278

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 for subsidies.

Funding for New Directions is made possible in part through the support of Daytona State College and Florida Department of Education, Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Postsecondary Programs, Section 132

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Last updated: 2020-12-02T14:50:48.425Z