Federal Grants and Aid

General Eligibility Requirements 

To be eligible for federal financial aid you must:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress and program pursuit
  • Be a U. S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have no debt from a defaulted guaranteed education loan
  • Owe no refund on a federal Pell grant or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grant
  • Meet selective services requirements
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program
  • Have a high school diploma or GED (general educational diploma) certificate or you must pass an independently administered test approved by the U. S. Department of Education, or meet other standards your state establishes that are approved by the department.

Federal Grants

Pell Grant
Eligibility: Available to undergraduate eligible full-time or part-time students. Eligibility is based on financial need and funding.

  • Student must meet federal academic standards to receive grant.
  • Possible Amounts: Award amount is based on need and fund availability.
  • Application Renewal Requirements: Renewal is not automatic. Student must file the FAFSA each year and demonstrate financial need.


Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Eligibility: Students with great financial need who are eligible for a Pell Grant may be awarded an SEOG grant in addition to their Pell Grant.

  • Possible Amounts: Award amount depends on need and the availability of federal funds.
  • Application Renewal Requirements: Complete the FAFSA each year.


Teach Grant
Eligibility: Full-time or part-time students who are completing or plan to complete coursework needed to begin a career in teaching and who agree to serve for at least four years as a full-time teacher in a high need field, in a school serving low-income students.

  • Possible Amounts: up to $3,716 per year.
  • Renewal Requirements: Renewal is contingent upon full-time or part-time status, a cumulative 3.25 GPA and FAFSA renewal each year.
  • Student must renew Teach Grant Agreement and complete the Entrance Counseling each academic year and students must continue to be enrolled in an eligible degree program.

Federal Work-Study Program
Eligibility: Students with demonstrated financial need are allocated a specific amount of money they may earn by working up to 20 hours per week in various offices on and off campus.

  • Possible Amounts: Students may earn up to a maximum award amount allocated to them.
  • Renewal Requirements: Complete the FAFSA each year and contact the Financial Aid Office for a separate application.
  • Job Opportunities: Employment opportunities are available on and off campus.

NOTE: Acceptance does not guarantee employment.


Please be advised that all federal financial aid programs are subject to change based on government allocations and regulations. The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to revoke any aid offer if there is any evidence that the conditions of enrollment status, financial need, or merit are not met.