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

Apply for Financial Aid

If you would like to apply for funding in 2020, please click the "Start New Application" button below.

All applications must be submitted electronically online.

If you do not have access to a computer, the Financial Counselors at your Oncologist’s office can assist you with applying electronically.

If you have any questions, please email or call 941-677-7183. Please bear in mind, we experience a high volume of incoming calls. If you do not get through, please leave a detailed message and we will return your call as quickly as possible.

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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