Federal Financial Aid Programs


Federal Pell Grants

This is the basic grant available to undergraduate students who have demonstrated an exceptional financial need on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have not earned a bachelor or professional degree.  Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year range from $602 to $5,730. Learn more about Pell Grants.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

SEOG grants are intended, as the name implies, to supplement other aid. Funds are awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students with preference being given to Pell recipients demonstrating exceptional financial need. Awards for each year range from $100 up to $1,000. Learn more about SEOG.


Direct Loans
The U.S. Department of Education administers the William D. Ford Direct Loan program to provide low interest Stafford and PLUS Loans for students and parents who are attending at least half-time.  The U.S. Department of Education serves as the lender for all Direct Loans.  Learn more about Direct Loans.

Federal Perkins Loans

Federal Perkins Loans are long-term, low interest (5 percent) loans from the federal government administered through our school. Repayment and interest begin nine months after a student graduates, leaves school or drops below half-time enrollment. At the end of the grace period, borrowers must begin repaying the loan. Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year range from $200 to $5,500. Learn more about Perkins Loans.

 Work Study

Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study funds provide an opportunity for qualified students to work on campus and earn money to help pay for educational or personal expenses. To learn more about federal work study opportunities, visit with your Financial Aid Counselor.