Federal Grants

Federal Grants, unlike Loans, do not have to be repaid.  Federal Grants have varying award criteria but are considered a foundation of financial aid upon which other federal or non-federal sources might be added.  

Grants have varying maintenance requirements.  Some include but are not limited to:

  • Minimum enrollment requirements (including prorated amounts depending on enrollment,
  • minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements,
  • maximum award,
  • award based on financial need,
  • award based on Total Cost of Attendance,
  • degree sought, and
  • submission deadlines.