Federal Pell Grant
This is a federal grant program available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. It is available to both full-time and part-time students exhibiting financial need as determined by the United States Department of Education. The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for a Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
This is a federal grant program designed to assist students who have received Pell Grants and who exhibit exceptional need. Awards are made at the school’s discretion based on a pre-determined formula. Early submission of a FAFSA application is highly recommended.
Federal College Work-Study Program (FWS)
A student must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the FAFSA, before Federal Work-Study can be awarded. Students who are interested must verify their eligibility with the Financial Aid Office before a Work-Study position will be offered. If a student is eligible, he or she may be employed on campus. This program is ideal for students who wish to obtain flexible working hours.
Federal Direct Loan Program
Borrowers must complete a FAFSA to determine loan eligibility. Eligible first-time borrowers must sign a Loan Agreement/Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete Loan Entrance Counseling before loans can be disbursed. Students must be enrolled at least half time in order to borrow Federal Direct student loans.