FEDERAL GRANTS

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is available to undergraduate students who have not met/completed the requirements for a Bachelor’s or Professional Degree (i.e. MBA, PHd). In addition students cannot receive Pell for more then 12 full time semesters. The awards are based on the individual student’s financial need, costs to attend school, enrollment status (number of credit hours in which the student is enrolled for the semester), and the student’s plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

2013-2014 Award Amount: The maximum award is $5,645 for full-time students.
2014-2015 Award Amount: The maximum award is $5,730 for full-time students.

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG. Just like Pell Grants, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

2013-2014 Award Amount: Up to $500 per semester
2014-2015 Award Amount: $700 to be awarded in the Fall Semester only

 

Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant

For students who are not eligible for a Pell Grant only because of that program’s need requirements and whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001 (additional conditions apply).
2013-2014 Award Amount*: $5,645
2014-2015 Award Amount*: $5,730
*(amount cannot exceed the cost of attendance for the award year in which it is applied):

 

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH Grant)**

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. You must be enrolled at a school that participates in the TEACH Grant Program, agree to meet specific requirements, and sign the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve.

**Sheridan College does not participate in the TEACH Grant program, but students that have consortium agreements with other institutions for Education courses may want to consult the Financial Aid Office of the Home School to determine TEACH Grant eligibility.