Federal Grant Programs
All grants are awarded according to financial need, as determined by the federal formula that calculates your expected family contribution (EFC) from the information you submitted on the FAFSA. Students who are eligible for federal student aid have their eligibility for federal grants evaluated after completing the FAFSA.
Students can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent:
For more detailed information on eligibility and how to apply for the Federal Pell Grant, visit
For more detailed information on eligibility and how to apply for the FSEOG, visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/FSEOG.
For more detailed information on eligibility and how to apply for the IASG, visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanistan-service.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per academic year to students who are completing or plan to complete coursework required to start a career in teaching. Students receiving the grant must sign the agreement to serve and agree to teach:
- In a high-need field
- At an elementary school, secondary school or educational service agency that serves low-income students
- At least four complete academic years within eight years after completing the course of study for which the grant was received
All students in a TEACH-eligible program at the University will be sent a notification
letter of their potential eligibility and instructions on how to apply for the TEACH
Grant. Students must have a cumulative GPA of a least 3.25, sign an Agreement to Serve
(ATS) at https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/launchTeach.action, and complete all required counseling each year they wish to be considered for a
For more detailed information on eligibility and how to apply for the TEACH Grant, visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/teach.