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Grant programs offer funding to students that they don't have to repay. They include federal and state aid.

Don't forget to check our Web pages on scholarships, loans and work study jobs for other sources of funding.

Financial aid awards are based upon the information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information on determining eligibility contact a Financial Aid Advisor or visit our eligibility Web pages.

Grant Programs Available

Federal Pell Grant

  • Need-based
  • Eligibility is primarily based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • Students receive a Student Aid Report directly from the federal government notifying them of eligibility after the FAFSA is filed.
  • Student's previous Pell grants disbursements are below the lifetime limit. (NOTE:

    The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by a new federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding a student can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%. Beginning mid-July 2012, students will be able to view their Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used at Please view for more information.

Award amount: Up to $5,730

Enrollment required: A minimum of 12 credit hours each semester is required to receive full eligibility, with pro-rated awards given to students with less than 12 credit hours.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • A federal grant for students with exceptional financial need
  • Funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis

Award amount: Up to $1,000

Enrollment required: 6 or more credit hours