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Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is considered the "base" of a student's financial aid package.  It is the first program for which a student's eligibility is determined. 

How to Apply

Students who have filled out the FAFSA will be automatically considered for a Pell Grant.

Eligibility

Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who:

  • Have exceptional need
  • Have not yet completed a baccalaureate degree
  • Are eligible for federal student aid (most domestic students)

Award Amount

Up to $5,730, though the amount awarded will vary based on the student's calculated family contribution and enrollment status.  Students may only receive Pell Grant for up to 18 quarters (six years).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG program is an additional federal grant program.  FSEOG funds are first awarded to students with exceptional financial need, with priority given to Pell Grant recipients. 

How to Apply

Students who have filled out the FAFSA will be automatically considered for an FSEOG.

Eligibility

FSEOGs are awarded to undergraduate students who:

  • Have exceptional need
  • Have not yet completed a baccalaureate degree
  • Are eligible for federal student aid (most domestic students)

Award Amount

Up to $4,000. 


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