Federal Grants

To be eligible for the grants below, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each academic year you attend school.

Pell Grant

Award amount: up to $5,730 in 2014-2015

Awarded on the basis of need. Pell Grants are available to undergraduates enrolled for at least three credit hours per semester. Some Pell Grant funding may be available in the summer sessions. Processing for Summer Financial Aid begins in April. Please contact your Financial Aid Counselor for more information regarding your possible eligibility.

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Award amount: up to $2,500

Awarded to full-time undergraduates from low-income families. Pell Grant recipients are considered first for SEOG funding. Funds are limited. Learn more.

Teacher Education Assistance for College or Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Award amount: up to $4,000 per year

Part-time or full-time graduates and undergraduates preparing to teach are eligible to receive the TEACH Grant. Students must teach in a high-need area at a high-need school for four years within eight years of program completion. If the student does not meet this teaching requirement, the grant converts to an unsubsidized Stafford loan with interest accrued. Eligible students will have a cumulative 3.25 GPA (for freshmen, high school GPA; for transfer, continuing and graduate students, college GPA is considered) or score in the 75th percentile or higher on any battery of a college entrance exam (students will be required to provide supporting documentation). Learn more.
Additional Federal Student Aid Resources Available
  • Student Aid on the Web: In-depth information on federal student aid programs, applying for financial aid and repaying student loans, www.studentaid.ed.gov
  • YouTube: More than 60 videos, inspirational videos from peers and advice from current college students, www.youtube.com/collegedotgov
  • Facebook: Weekly tips, information, links, more than 20 videos and more than 12,500 "likes," www.facebook.com/college.gov