A gift to help you fund your future
Financial obligations can sometimes seem burdensome. But, fortunately, there are many types of student aid that don’t have to be paid back. Unlike student loans, grants are financial gifts awarded to students who display economic need. Find out which type of grant you may qualify for.
What is a Pell Grant?
Federal and State Grants – These grants are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program. To remain eligible, you must make satisfactory academic progress and not be in default or owe a return repayment on a grant or loan. Please review each grant for specific requirements.
These grants include:
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. For more information on the Federal Pell Grant, please visit the Federal Student Aid Programs.
Year-Round Federal Pell Grant
Effective Summer Terms (April and May Terms):
Students who have previously received full-time Pell Grant disbursements during the current academic year, and meet the requirements below, will be entitled to an additional Pell Grant disbursement. For students who attended less than full-time during the current academic year, their estimated Pell Grant award will be pro-rated based on enrollment credit hours.
Requirements to receive disbursement*:
- Students must be enrolled at least half time in their Financial Aid Track (e.g., three credit hours)
- Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
- Have not exceeded the Pell Grant Lifetime Limit
- Students must register for April or May term (See Financial Aid Track).
*It is very important that you read over all sections listed under Financial Aid so that you have a better understanding of financial aid policies and your responsibilities as a financial aid recipient.
- Florida Bright Futures
- EASE (Effective Access to Student Education)
- State of Florida Financial Aid Programs
- Georgia National Guard (GNG) Service Cancelable Loan (SCL)
- HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally)
- TEG (Tuition Equalization Grant)
- ZELL (Zell Miller)
- NCTAP (North Carolina Tuition Assistance Program)
- Vermont Grants:
- Vermont Incentive Grant
- Vermont Part-time Grant
- Vermont Non-degree Grant