Additional Financial Aid

Miami Lakes Educational Center offers several programs of financial aid to assist students in meeting educational expenses.

What are Educational Expenses?

Educational expenses include the cost of tuition, fees books, supplies, transportation personal expenses and reasonable cost for room and board

What Can Students Expect to Receive?

The amount of financial aid you can receive depends on your financial need.  Financial need is the difference between your educational expenses and what your family can reasonably expect to pay towards these expenses.  The amount your family can contribute is derived from the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)”.  Funds from FSEOG, FWEP, FSAG-CE, DFAP, and sometimes the Fee Waiver programs are awarded based on your “financial need”. Funds from the other programs listed below are determined by offices or agencies other than the Financial Aid Office at Miami Lakes Educational Center.  The Financial Aid Office will provide you with an award letter listing the type and amount of aid you can expect. Applications are available at the Financial Aid Office

What types of aid are available?

Are you a student who is currently in foster care or have recently left foster care?

If yes, you should know the following:

  • You should fill out a FAFSA in preparation for each year of college/vocational education. A student who was in foster care at any time since turning 13 is considered an independent student by the FAFSA and does not have to provide parent information on the application. You can learn about the FAFSA at and fill it out at
  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers educational and training vouchers to certain current or former foster youth. General information about the vouchers and eligibility can be found in a fact sheet at

Resources and Links

  • Federal Trade Commission’s Scholarship Scams Information

Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. The FTC cautions students on how to recognize a scholarship scam.

  • Department of Education Student Financial Assistance

The Student Financial Assistance Programs are the largest source of student aid in America, providing over $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Here you’ll find help for every stage of the financial aid process, whether you’re in school or out of school.

  • Department of Education Student Guide to Financial Aid

The Student Guide is the most comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of student financial aid available through the Department’s Student Financial Assistance office. Updated each award year, The Student Guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, click the link or the image. Follow the directions listed on the FAFSA web page. You may be required to include Miami Lakes Educational Center’s Federal School Code: 016400

  • The GI Bill Website

The GI Bill Website provides information and links to veterans seeking educational assistance. There is an electronic application form, listing of education benefit programs, online education forms and more. You can also try the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

  • Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration

The Employment and Training Administration provides information on educational assistance and information for Adult Training Programs, One-Stop Centers, Indian and Native American Programs, H-1B Technical Skills Training Grants and Laid-off Workers.

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