The Florida Effective Access to Student Education Grant (FL EASE) is a state entitlement program, which provides funds to Florida residents attending Lynn University regardless of financial need. The program is open to undergraduate students who have lived in Florida on a permanent basis for 12 months prior to the first day of classes for the academic term for which the award is made. Dependent students’ parents must fit this definition. For the purpose of residency, an independent applicant must not be eligible to be claimed as a tax exemption by any person other than a spouse, must be self-supporting for twelve (12) months prior to the first day of classes of the academic term for which assistance is requested, and have the intent, for purposes other than education, that Florida be their legal state of residence. These grants are not repaid. The student should complete the (FL EASE) application, and return it directly to the Student Financial Services office. The amount of the (FL EASE) is approximately $3,500 per academic year. A student must be \enrolled in 12 credit hours each semester. The student must maintain 24 credit hours each academic year and obtain a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A. each year in order to renew this grant.