James R. Cope Adopt Program
The Adopt Program is about people helping people. Adopt matches deserving students with donors who are interested in helping students attend Florida College. The students selected are informed of their “adoption” and keep the donor informed of their progress during the year. For more information about Adopt Program requirements, click the links below or read the student procedures packet.
Requirements to be considered by the Florida College Adopt Program Include:
- Completing the FAFSA before the Adopt deadline
- Applying for a Stafford or King Loan before the Adopt deadline
- Completing the Adopt application by the deadline
- Maintaining at least 12 credit hours with a 2.0 GPA every semester
Adopt Deadlines for 2016-2017
July 1, 2016 – Students who meet this deadline will receive the full amount of Adopt funding that they qualify for based on the FAFSA.
August 1, 2016 – Students who meet this deadline will receive a 10% reduction of the Adopt funds that they qualify for based on the FAFSA.
August 20, 2016 – Students who meet this deadline will receive a 20% reduction of the Adopt funds that they qualify for based on the FAFSA.
If you miss the Adopt deadline for the Spring semester, you will not be eligible to receive Adopt funds for Spring.
Adopt applications must be complete and submitted by the deadline. Please read your application carefully and submit all required information. The date that an application is complete is the date that our office considers it submitted.
Working five service hours each semester is also required. In addition to attending the Lectures Adopt Reception, students who are accepted for the Adopt program must sign a pledge stating that their intent to one day reverse roles and become an adoptive parent when they are financially able.
If you are an international student, you’ll need to fill out the International Student Adopt Program Application. Returning International Students must also complete the International Student Adopt Enrollment Supplement. International applications may be faxed to 813.899.1799 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as submitted by mail. Please be aware that whatever method of submission you choose, you are still subject to deadlines.
Please also note that late submissions due to technical issues with fax or email will not result in acceptance of late applications. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure his/her completed application arrives before the deadline.