Federal Grant and Scholarship Programs
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student aid. These grants are awarded based on a student's Expected Family Contribution, Cost of Attendance, and Enrollment Status, and generally do not need to be repaid. For the 2014-2015 year, Pell Grant amounts will range from $602 to $5,730. Award amounts are not affected by other aid sources.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
These grants are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need, as determined by the Expected Family Contribution. Recipients of the Federal Pell Grant are given preference for FSEOG awards, which range from $100 to $4,000 per year. Funding for supplemental grants is limited and awards may be adjusted based on other aid received.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) provides Higher Education Grants through the Bureau of Indian Education. Higher ED Grants are provided to supplement financial assistance to eligible American Indian/Alaska Native students entering college seeking a baccalaureate degree. The Higher Education Grant Program is not an entitlement program. Students do not automatically receive funding because they are American Indian/Alaska Native. Students must meet certain criteria in order to apply for a Higher ED Grant.
How to Apply for a Federal Grant
All students who have submitted a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be considered for Federal Pell Grant and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant eligibility. There is no separate application required. Recipients will be notified of their grant amount in the online Financial Aid Award Package.
Last updated on December 31, 2014
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