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What are grants?


What is a grant?

A grant is a  form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid or earned by working. Grants are usually based on financial need; however, academic merit may also be considered.

What is a Pell Grant?

Money awarded directly to students by the federal government. Only undergraduate students may receive federal Pell Grants. To apply for a Federal Pell Grant and other federal financial aid, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

What are the requirements for a Pell Grant?

A 2.0 GPA is required to maintain eligibility. Students who have exceeded 150% of the amount of time it takes to earn a bachelor's degree will no longer be eligible for the Pell grant. Eligibility is determined by the US Department of Education by filling out the FAFSA.