Federal Grants are gift aid, which does not have to be repaid.
The Federal Pell Grant provides funds to needy undergraduate students. For 2021-2022 the maximum Pell Grant is $6,495. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by federal regulation/law to the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum Pell Grant funding a student can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six year equivalent is 600%. Final funding for the academic year is based on Congressional appropriations.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provides needy undergraduate students with funds generally ranging from $200 to $1,400. Funding priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Final funding for the academic year is based on Congressional appropriations.
On March 23, 2018, the President authorized the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act for students eligible for Pell grant whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a public safety officer.
If you think you may qualify please read the application.
Grants from your state are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Eligibility requirements vary from state to state. Please visit your state's website for more information.
**Update due to COVID-19 for Vermont students from VSAC:
Vermont residents may have additional State grant funds available to you, if you or your parents’ financial situation has been negatively impacted this year especially by COVID-19.
Please contact VSAC at 1-800-882-4166, email firstname.lastname@example.org or check MyVSAC Work with Grants at www.VSAC.org.
Institutional grant (gift aid) is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA information and institutional review. Funding is determined each year.