Second Chance Education Assistance

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If you have been denied financial aid, St. Lucie County’s Community Services Department’s Second Chance program may be able to help.

The Second Chance program was designed to assist income-eligible Indian River State College students who have lost their financial aid due to:

  • Low GPA
  • Over completion rate

 Only students who need 10 classes or less to graduate or to reinstate their financial aid are eligible.

 Please note:

  • Open only to St. Lucie County residents.
  • Applicant must meet Florida residency requirements as established by Indian River State College.
  • Income eligibility is based on household size. A household is defined as all individuals residing at the same address.
  • Applicant must have applied and been denied financial aid.
  • All inquiries for assistance must be made two (2) weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  • Assistance cannot be provided for out-of-state tuition.
  • Students over the credit limit are not eligible.
  • Assistance based on available funding.
  • Verifying documentation required.
  • Other restrictions apply.

Below are the income guidelines: 

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St. Lucie County residents interested in receiving assistance to complete their secondary education at Indian River State College should contact Community Services at 772-462-1777, press 0, to complete a prescreen. 

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is considered income?

  • How is income eligibility determine?

  • What are the eligibility requirements?

  • How is this program funded?

  • What documents are required?

Second Chance Education Assistance Questionnaire


This program is supported by the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of an award totaling $317,546.