Federal Student Aid Program

All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who submit a FAFSA expand their financial aid opportunities, regardless of their demonstrated financial need. Eligibility for grants, loans and student employment further reduce your costs.

Types of Federal Aid

Program  Amount Eligibility 
Federal Pell Grant Up to $5,815.00; no repayment required Students with financial need
Federal Supplemental Educational
Opportunity Grant
Up to $4,000; no repayment required  Students with financial need 
Federal Work-Study Varies; no repayment required  Students with financial need 
Federal Stafford Subsidized Loan Programs Up to $3,500 for first year, $4,500 for second, and $5,500 for each year thereafter.  Students with financial need 
Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Program  Maximum award is $5,500 per year for first year. (If the student receives a Subsidized Stafford Loan, that amount is deducted from the $5,500.) Interest accrues on the loan at a fixed rate of 6.8%. Second-year students can receive a total of $6,500, and a maximum of $7,500 for each year after.

Additional unsubsidized loan money is also available for a student if a parent does not meet the requirements of the Federal PLUS Loan program. 
Students do not have to demonstrate financial need. 
Federal PLUS Loans  Up to total cost of education less other financial aid  Parents of dependent students with a credit approval. 
Federal TEACH Grant Program  The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen, enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such course work, meet certain academic achievement requirements, and sign a TEACH Grant agreement to serve. 
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