Argo 30 Guarantee

The Argo 30 Guarantee fills the gap to cover tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other grants or scholarships for Pell-eligible students.


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The Argo 30 Guarantee fills the gap between Pell grants and remaining tuition and mandatory fees.

Argo 30 Guarantee Program

UWF is committed to ensuring all students have access to higher education, despite their financial situation. Beginning with the Fall 2019 semester, UWF will offer the Argo 30 Guarantee, the University's pledge to cover tuition and mandatory fees for low-income students.

The Argo 30 Guarantee is awarded to incoming undergraduate Florida residents who are full-time Pell Grant eligible and working toward their first undergraduate degree. Argo 30 will cover all tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other grants or scholarships (up to 30 credit hours each academic year, fall and spring semesters, for a maximum of four years).

Pell Grants provide financial aid for low-income undergraduate students and allow them to attend college with no repayment. Approximately 35 to 40% of Florida resident, undergraduate students at UWF qualify for a Federal Pell Grant annually.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Classified as Pell Grant-eligible via the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • New students must be admitted to UWF and submit a completed FAFSA by April 1; continuing students must submit their FAFSA by March 1 each year.  
  • Classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • For males, be registered with Selective Service System between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Enrolled or accepted for enrollment at UWF for the purpose of obtaining the student's first bachelor's degree.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress once enrolled in college.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment.
  • Fill out and sign the FAFSA’s certification statement, which says that the student is not in default on a federal student loan, does not owe money on a federal grant, and will use the funds provided for federal student aid for educational purposes only.

Application Process

Incoming eligible students will automatically be considered for the Argo 30 Guarantee if they complete the FAFSA. This application will determine whether a student is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. 

Complete the FAFSA