Second Chance Education Assistance

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Moving families beyond poverty.

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.

Income eligible St. Lucie County residents can obtain financial assistance with the up to 10 courses. Eligible households must meet the following requirements:

  • Live in St. Lucie County;
  • Must meet Florida residency requirements as established by Indian River State College;
  • Must have applied and been denied financial aid;
  • Be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Income guidelines below: 

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Please note:

  • 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 OR with a bachelor’s degree or higher are not eligible.

St. Lucie County residents interested in receiving assistance should complete the questionnaire below. If you need assistance completing the online inquiry, please contact 772-462-1777, press 0.

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 $334,313. Services are offered when funds are available.