Federal Grants

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Grants are available to qualifying undergrad and graduate students that meet certain criteria. Grants are applied to the cost of education and do not need to be paid back.

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Pell Grant

The most common federal grant. It is awarded to undergraduate students only (and in some cases, post-baccalaureate students in teacher certification programs).

The amounts awarded range from $400-to-$6,095 per academic year. The Pell Grant is reserved for the neediest students.

See your school's financial aid office.

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FSEOG Grant

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available for qualified undergraduate applicants who show exceptional financial need.

The amount you will receive will depends on the amount of other aid you get and the availability of FSEOG funds at participating schools.

The amounts awarded range from $100-to-$4,000.

See your school's financial aid office.

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TEACH Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program, provides up to $4,000 a year (minus any reduction) in grant assistance to students who are completing or who plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.

In exchange for the grant, a student must sign an agreement to serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools or within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years.

See your school's financial aid office.

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Iraq-Afghanistan Service Grant

If you are not eligible for a Pell Grant but your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001 ...

... you are under 24 years old or enrolled in college at the time of your parent's or guardian's death, ...

... you will be eligible to receive an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant (minus any reduction) for the award year, except that the amount will not exceed that cost of attendance for that award year.

See your school's financial aid office.