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Federal Aid Programs

Pell Grant

Grant program for high need students in pursuit of a first bachelor degree; awards determined by federal government and adjusted for students based on their enrollment status. For more information about the Pell Grant, please click Effective on July 1, 2012, you can receive no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent. For more information, please click

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Grant awarded to students with high need who are Pell eligible and full-time; awards range per year. These funds are distributed per guidelines set by each institution's Financial Aid Office.

College Work-Study

Need-based program that provides employment for students to earn money for educational expenses. Students may work up to 20 hours per week depending on the position's requirements. The student will be assigned to work in a department throughout the college or at one of our off-site partners. The number of positions available varies from year to year. If you are interested in a college work-study job, please contact the Financial Aid Office. To view the position information, please click here

Stafford Loans

Title IV Loan School Code of Conduct

Educational loans, repayment begins six months after separation from the school. There are two types of Stafford Loans:

  1. Subsidized: Need-based; government pays the interest while in school, during six month grace period, and future deferment periods
  2. Unsubsidized: Non need-based; loan accrues interest after first disbursement is sent to school; borrower may choose to pay interest monthly or defer the interest into the principle of the loan.

Loan limits are set by the federal government; actual loan eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office based on being an eligible student, attending at least half time enrollment, annual and aggregate limits. Click here to see the chart about enrollment status. 

Parental Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Parents of dependent students may borrow under this loan program; repayment begins 60 days after second disbursement.

Graduate PLUS Loan

Graduate students may borrow under this program. You must be credit worthy or obtain a credit worthy co-signer for this loan.

All of these Financial Aid Programs require the successful submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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