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Financial Aid

Important Dates

  • November 30 – Last day for current approved patients to submit requests for bill payment
  • November 30 – Final deadline for submission of NEW applications for 2020
  • December 7 – 2020 Online Applications System CLOSED
  • December 14 – Guaranteed date of final approved payments for 2020
  • December 16 – Approximate launch date for 2021 Application System

2021 Grant Applications are now open!

Each grant year begin your application by clicking on start new application. Once you have submitted your 2021 application, you may click on log in for current application and use your previous username and password.

Apply for Financial Aid

We are no longer accepting new applications for 2020. You may apply for a 2021 grant after December 21, 2020. Thank you.

If you would like to apply for funding in 2021, please click the "Start New Application" button below.


All applications must be submitted electronically online.

If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Foundation to have a volunteer or staff member help you complete an online application over the phone. You may bring required documents to your oncologist’s office for them to assist you in faxing documents to 813-623-4703 or emailing them to foundation@flcancer.com

To be eligible to receive financial assistance from the FCS Foundation, you must:

  • Be a current Florida resident over 18 years old
  • Be actively undergoing cancer treatment in Florida or within 90 days of your final treatment date. Eligible treatment is chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and stem cell transplants.
  • Have an annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines – see table below. (Will be required to provide bank statements and proof of income for all members of household over 18 years old)
  • Have less than $5,000 in total household liquid assets (checking, savings, CD, stocks etc.)
  • Complete an online application for assistance and submit all required support documentation
200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
# of People in the Home Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,127 $25,520
2 $2,873 $34,480
3 $3,620 $43,440
4 $4,367 $52,400
5 $5,113 $61,360
6 $5,860 $70,320
7 $6,607 $79,280
8 $7,353 $88,240
9 $8,100 $97,200

The Foundation has an award limit of $2,000 per applicant per calendar year.

The types of bills that can be paid include:

  • Rent, lot rent or mortgage payments
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Utilities – electricity and water and sewer
  • One phone bill – either landline or cell, covered up to $50 per month
  • Car payments or car insurance for one car

If you share bills with an individual who is not a part of your household, FCSF may pay your share.

FCSF is unable to pay the following bills:

  • Medical expenses (including prescriptions)
  • Credit cards
  • Tax bills
  • Entertainment (TV, Internet, etc.)
  • Health insurance
  • Personal or student loans

All grants are paid by check and mailed directly to the entity, landlord or company and NOT to the patient.

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Helpful tips to submit all the information we need to review your 2021 application more efficiently

  • Verification of treatment: Please provide a treatment letter signed from your oncologist, on letterhead, with cancer diagnosis, that confirms you are actively undergoing treatment for cancer or within 90 days of final treatment. Eligible treatment is chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, hormone therapy, and stem cell transplants. If you are treated at a FCS clinic we will verify your treatment for you.
  • Proof of income: We will need proof of income for you and any other household members over 18, i.e., copy of your Social Security benefits letter or 30-days of your most recent pay stubs. If you do not have income, we will need a notarized letter from you stating that.
  • Banking accounts: The Foundation requires proof of income for each adult in the household. Please provide 3 of your most recent banking statements for checking and savings accounts, complete with all pages including transaction & deposit history. Your statement should show bank name, account number and owner(s) name. Please send all numbered pages.
  • Submitted non-medical Expenses: Please submit actual (electric, car payment, mortgage etc.) bills. Make sure the bill shows your name and address, account/policy number, amount owed and an address to remittance address. Foundation pays direct to vendor. We cannot accept partial screenshots. Please submit pdfs if possible
  • Rent requires lease and W9 for payment: If you are submitting a lease for us to pay rent, we require a W-9 form to be filled out by your landlord or property management company. You can download a copy of the W-9 form here https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf
  • Additional household members over 18 years old: Please create and complete sub profiles for those you indicated are over 18 that live in your household and provide proof of income and banking for each.
  • Submit pdfs easily: If you need to submit pdfs by email or to upload to your application there is a FREE scanner app for androids and iPhones. https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/mobile/scanner-app.html
  • Unable to upload documents? Email them to foundation@flcancer.com or fax to 813.623.4703