Grants are awards that are not repaid. Only undergraduates who have not previously received a bachelor's degree are eligible. Most grants are awarded to those who apply for financial aid by the priority application deadline and exhibit exceptional financial need.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated by the Department of Education based on the information listed on the FAFSA form, the number of credit hours per semester and your cost of attendance. If you are enrolled for less than 12 credit hours, the Pell award is calculated as follows:
|Semester Credit Hours*||Pell Award Calculated|
|12 or more hours||Pell semester award|
|9 -11 hours||75% Pell semester award|
|6 – 8 hours||50% Pell semester award|
|5 or less hours||25% Pell semester award|
|* Students will need at least 15 credit hours in order to graduate in 4 years.|
Federal Pell Grant funds are not available for certificate, special admit, transient, second degree, non-degree, learning support, high school and graduate students. This grant is also limited to 12 fulltime semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded based on your EFC number, determined upon completion of FAFSA, your financial need and funds available. FSEOG funds are not available for certificate, special admit, transient, non-degree, learning support and high school students. Students with the lowest EFC numbers receive priority. FSEOG awards range from $100 to $2,000 a year.