Federal Grant Aid


The Federal Pell Grant program is the second-largest federal student aid program. The intent of the program is to assist the neediest students. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your 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 you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%. For more information visit www.studentaid.ed.gov.

Eligibility:  Awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree. Must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. May be award to full-time, part-time and less than part-time students.

Award Amount:  For the 2016-2017 award year, the minimum award amount is $591 the maximum award amount is $5,810. The award amount varies based on the EFC.

This program provides grant funds undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and have not yet earned a bachelor's degree. Priority is given to students who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant.

Eligibility:  Must complete the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. May be award to full-time and part-time students.

Award Amount:  The minimum award amount is $100, the maximum award amount is $4000. The award amount varies based on need and is determined by the institution.

This grant is intended for students who are not Pell Grant eligible and whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

Eligibility:  Students must be under the age of 24 years old  or  enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent or guardian's death.

Award Amount:  The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year--not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year.  Due to the federal government sequester, this amount may change from year-to-year.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office to inquire about the current amounts.

This program provides assistance to those who intend to teach in a high-need subject area in a public or private elementary or secondary school that is designated as a low-income school by the US Department of Education. Recipients must teach full-time for at least four years within eight years of completing their program; teaching service must be in a high-need field in a low-income school. Failure to complete the service agreement will result in the grant being converted to an unsubsidized loan with interest accruing back to the original disbursement of the grant. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will send a letter regarding the Federal TEACH Grant Program to potentially eligible students each semester. Students must apply each year that they would like to receive the Federal TEACH Grant to be reviewed for eligibility.

Eligibility:  For information on eligibility, requirements, and service obligation, click here.

Award Amount: 

  • TEACH grant disbursements made after October 1, 2015 and prior to September 30, 2016 are as follows:
    • Full-time, $1864, 3/4-time $1398, 1/2-time $932, less than half-time $466
  • TEACH grant disbursements made after October 1, 2016 and prior to September 30, 2017 are as follows: 
    • Full-time, $1862, 3/4-time $1397, 1/2-time $931, less than half-time $466


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