Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Applicants must:
- Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident
- Have financial need as determined from an aid application
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Not have defaulted on or owe a refund to any previous aid program
How much can I get?
The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2015-16 award year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016) is $5775. The amount you receive will depend not only on your financial need, but also on your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. Note: The maximum award amount is given for any Pell Grant eligible student whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept.11, 2001 and was less than 24 years old when the parent or guardian died, or was enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.
How much can I get?
You can receive between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on when you apply, your financial need, the funding at the school you're attending, and the policies of the financial aid office at your school.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
The IASG is available to eligible students whose parents or guardians died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 and who are not eligible for the Pell Grant.
Based on your FAFSA application Expected Family Contribution you are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements.
Student must have been 23 years of age or younger when the parent or guardian died, OR must have been enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian's death, if over the age of 23
Student must meet all Title IV student eligibility requirements
Annual Award Amounts
Applicants with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that is not Pell eligible, are able to receive an award under the IASG program, up to the amount of a maximun Federal Pell Grant for the award year. The amount is adjusted for the student’s enrollment status and cost of attendance. For 2015-16, due to the sequestration, any Iraq-Afghanistan Service Grant award first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2014, and before Oct. 1, 2015, the maximum award is reduced by 7.3%, resulting in $5,353.43. For those first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, and before Oct. 1, 2016, the maximum award amount of $5,775 is reduced by 6.8%, resulting in a maximum award of $5,382.30.