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Federal Grants

Similar to scholarships, grants are considered gifts and do not have to be paid back. You may be eligible to receive federal grants to help fund the cost of your education.

Federal Pell Grants

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded on the basis of federal methodology to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources may be added.

  • The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2020-2021 award year is $6,345. The maximum can change each award year and depends on program funding. The amount awarded will depend not only on financial need but also on the cost of attendance, enrollment as a full-time or part-time student, and attendance at school for a full academic year or less.
  • If eligible, student accounts will be credited dividing the annual award equally between the fall and spring terms.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the expected family contributions (EFCs) of zero will be considered first for an FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

  • The maximum annual SEOG is $4,000, depending on when you apply, financial need, College awarding policies, and available funding.
  • If eligible, student accounts will be credited dividing the annual award equally between the fall and spring terms.

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Student Financial Services

McSpedon Hall, Second Floor


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