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Grant Information

The priority deadline date for campus based aid is April 1st of each year. If you change your enrollment status within the first 14 days of classes, your financial aid will be adjusted accordingly and you may possibly be billed.

Federal Grants

  • Federal Pell Grants

    Federal funds available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree; are working towards a degree; and must meet federal government's eligibility criteria. This award is disbursed in accordance to your enrollment status. This award does not usually require repayment

  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

    Campus based aid program. Federal funds available for undergraduate students who meet the campus based priority deadline date, fund availability and the federal government's eligibility criteria. This award does not usually require repayment.

  • Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG) and National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant

    The Higher Education Reconciliation Act of 2005 (HERA) created two new grant programs for full-time students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants and are U.S. citizens. Congress provided funding to make grants available for these programs for the 2006-07 award year.

    Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)

    The U.S. Department of Education will notify each federal student aid applicant who is potentially eligible for an ACG based on information the applicant provides on their 2006-07 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants who are U.S. citizens in the first or second year of postsecondary education, and who have an expected family contribution (EFC) that would make them eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, will be notified of their potential eligibility by July 1, 2006. Notifications will be sent to all applicants with processed FAFSAs at that time. A student whose FAFSA is received after this initial notification will be contacted as soon as possible after that time.

    National Science & Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant

    Provides up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth years of undergraduate study for full-time students who are U.S. citizens, eligible for Federal Pell Grants, and pursuing an eligible majors. For a complete list of eligible majors:
    http://ifap.ed.gov/dpcletters/attachments/GENO615Attach1.pdf

  • TEACH Grant

    Students who plan to teach may wish to consider the TEACH Grant, a federal program for students committed to teaching in high need subject areas.

    The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4000 per year ($16,000 total for an undergraduate program; $8000 for graduate studies) in grants to full time students who plan to teach full time in high need subject areas at schools serving students from low income families. Students attending less than full time will have the grant reduced (3/4 time students may receive up to $3000; half-time students may receive up to $2000; and less than half-time time students may receive up to $1000).
    Grant recipients agree to teach for at least four full years within eight years of finishing their teacher preparation program, and to teach in high need subjects in designated schools that serve low income students. If you do not complete the teaching obligation, your grants will convert to an Unsubsidized Stafford loan, which you must repay with interest incurred from the time of initial disbursement.

  • Federal Work-Study

    Campus based aid program. Federal funds available for students who meet the campus based aid priority deadline date, fund availability and the federal government's eligibility criteria. This program allows students to earn money to assist in paying for educational expenses. These awards are not available to pay registration tuition and fees.

  • Federal Perkins LoanCampus based aid program. A low-interest federally funded loan through the University to assist you to pay for your education. Available for students who meet the campus based aid priority deadline date, fund availability and the federal government's eligibility criteria. This award does require repayment.
  • Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program

    Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford loans are available for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a degree program who meet the eligibility criteria. Graduate students are not eligible for loan funds for undergraduate courses. Parents of dependent undergraduate students may apply for a PLUS Loan (Parent Loan). Students must maintain at least half-time status. These are all loans, and do require repayment.