Federal Grant Availability

If you have filed the FAFSA application, you will be automatically packaged with any of the below-mentioned grants that you are eligible for.

FEDERAL PELL GRANT

The Federal Pell program provides assistance in the form of a grant to matriculated undergraduate students who have not earned a prior undergraduate degree and does not have to be paid back.

Pell eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated from the information provided on the FAFSA. The 2019-2020 maximum award is $6,195 for full-time enrollment for two semesters. The amount of the Pell Grant may be prorated based on a students’ enrollment status. Students may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

Under the “Year-Round Pell” program, students may be eligible to receive up to 150 percent of their scheduled award for an award year or receive an additional Pell grant in the summer term.

Students who are eligible for a refund from the Pell Grant may make arrangements with the Office of Student Accounts for a credit for the purchase of books.

All students are limited to receive Pell for a maximum equivalent of twelve full time semesters or six years, inclusive of any prior years. See the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility limits.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG)

The SEOG is a program that supplements Pell Grant aid for undergraduate students with exceptional financial needs. Pell Grant recipients whose expected family contribution calculation equals zero are considered first for an SEOG. Like the Pell Grant, the SEOG does not have to be repaid.

Students can receive up to $1,000 a year depending on when you apply, your financial need, and available funding.