Federal PELL Grant
The Federal PELL Grant is the foundation of all need based undergraduate financial aid. It is determined by filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Recipients of this grant are selected by the Department of Education and are awarded through the Financial Aid Office. ¬†Pell Grants are only available for six (6) full-time semesters and twelve (12) part-time semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
SEOG is a grant for students with exceptional financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA. Recipients of SEOG are selected and awarded by the Financial Aid Office based on funding levels. Awarding of SEOG is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Federal TEACH Grant Program
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides federal grants of up to $4000 per year, for a maximum of $16,000 for undergraduate students and $8,000 for graduate students.¬† In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing or ceasing to be enrolled in the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant.¬† Please click here for more detailed information regarding the requirements to participate in this program.¬† After reading the requirements, please click here for the application.
PA Chafee Education and Training Grant (ETG)
The Chafee Education and Training Grant (ETG) Program is a federally funded program that offers grant assistance to Pennsylvania undergraduate students aging out of foster care who are attending a postsecondary institution approved for Federal Title IV student financial assistance programs. More information.