Federal Aid Programs
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students working toward their first Bachelor's Degree. The amount is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the student's enrollment status, and the length of the enrollment period.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant amounts are awarded to students with highest need who are Pell Grant eligible. Awards range from $200-$1,000 per academic year. Students who apply for awards prior to April 1 and are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant will be given priority in awarding this grant.
Federal Academic Competitiveness Grants (ACG)
Federal Academic Competitiveness Grants (ACG) are awarded to recent high school graduates, who have completed a rigorous high school program of study, are first-time college students, enrolled as a full-time student, and are eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant.
Federal College Work-Study
Federal College Work-Study provides financial assistance through part-time (15 Hours per week) temporary employment either on campus or off campus in a community service position.
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans
Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans are low-interest loans made to students enrolled at least half-time and are based on financial need. Loans are made by a participating lender, insured by a guaranty agency and reinsured by the federal government. Interest is paid by the federal government as long as the student is in school. Loan amounts range from $500-$3500 per academic year. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
A Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan is the same as a subsidized loan except financial need is not a consideration. The government does not pay the interest which begins to accrue at the time of disbursement. Loan amounts range from $100-$4000 per academic year. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
A Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students is a low-interest loan made to the parent of a dependent student who is enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours. The loan amount is based on the cost of education minus any financial aid the student is awarded. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant
The Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant is awarded to American Indians who demonstrate financial need and academic progress. Additional information and application materials are available through the area agency office holding records of tribal membership.