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Financial Aid

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
TEACH Grant

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is need-based aid that provides assistance to low income undergraduates to promote access to post secondary education. For many students, the Pell grant is the cornerstone of their financial aid package.

This is a federal entitlement for students who are pursing their first degree and who are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Eligibility Requirements:

Apply by completing the FAFSA

Annual Limits:

$600 - $5,645
Limited to 6 years

Website:

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/PellGrants.jsp

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered for a FSEOG.

Funds are very limited. Central awards this aid to students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $300. Please apply early.

Eligibility Requirements:

Apply by completing the FAFSA

Annual Limits:

Up to $900

Website:

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/FSEOG.jsp

TEACH Grant

The TEACH Grant/Loan is a federal source of funds that provides up to $4,000 per year for students who plan to become teachers in certain subject areas and who plan to teach in low-income schools after graduation. 

It’s important to know that there are several conditions you must meet in order to keep the TEACH Grant/Loan as gift aid (funding that you don’t have to repay).  If you don’t meet all of the conditions, all of your TEACH Grant funds will be permanently converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with interest retroactive to the day it was disbursed to you.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in a course of study that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such course study.
  2. Must maintain 3.25 cumulative GPA, or have a SAT or ACT score that is at or above the 75th percentile.
  3. Sign a TEACH Grant agreement to Serve Apply by completing the FAFSA

Annual Limits:

Up to $4,000 for 4 years.

Website:

http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/TEACH.jsp