Grants are awards that are not repaid. Only undergraduates who have not previously received a bachelor's degree are eligible. Most grants are awarded to those who apply for financial aid by the priority application deadline and exhibit exceptional financial need.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated by the Department of Education based on the information listed on the FAFSA form, the number of credit hours per semester and your cost of attendance. If you are enrolled for less than 12 credit hours, the Federal Pell Grant award is calculated as follows:

Federal Pell Grant Award Calculation
Semester Credit Hours* Pell Award Calculated
12 or more hours  100% Pell semester award
9 -11 hours 75% Pell semester award
6 – 8 hours 50% Pell semester award
5 or less hours 25% Pell semester award
* Students will need at least 15 credit hours in order to graduate in 4 years.

Federal Pell Grant funds are not available for certificate, special admit, transient, second degree, non-degree, learning support, high school and graduate students. This grant is also limited to 12 full-time semesters.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (Federal SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) number, determined upon completion of FAFSA, your financial need and funds available. The Federal SEOG funds are not available for certificate, special admit, transient, non-degree, learning support and high school students. Students with the lowest EFC numbers receive priority. The Federal SEOG awards range from $100 to $2,000 a year.