Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell grant is a need-based grant awarded to undergraduate students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree only. Eligibility is based on federal methodology and Pell lifetime eligibility usage limits. The award amounts for the 2016-2017 academic year range from $598 to $5,815, are subject to Congressional appropriations, and will be reduced for students who enroll as less than full time students each semester. If your award letter shows an "estimated" Pell Grant, it means your final official ISIR has not been received by our office.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a need-based grant awarded to qualified undergraduate students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree only. Eligibility is based on the availability of funds and the federal methodology using information you and your parent(s) provided on the FAFSA. Priority is given to students who have a Pell-eligible EFC of 0 and who meet priority filing deadlines.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program (TEACH)

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4000 per year to student who intend to teach in a high-need field at a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students.  As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.  IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.  You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Eduation (ED).  You will be charged interest from the day the grant was disbursed.

Applications for the TEACH grant can be downloaded here and must be returned to the Office of Student Financial Planning for review.