Federal Grants

Grants

Grants and Scholarships are financial aid that does not have to be repaid.  Grants are based on financial need and require the FAFSA to be completed to obtain them.

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

  • Does not have to be repaid.
  • The U.S. Department of Education determines student's eligibility for this source.
  • For the 2013-2014 academic year, the maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,645 for a full-time student.
  • Awarded to degree seeking undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Can be awarded for less than 6 credits, if the student is eligible.

Note: In April 2012, the U.S. Department of Education implemented a change made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act. The change limits the duration of a student's eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant to the equivalent of six years (12 semesters or 600%).

If your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) equals or exceeds 600%, you may no longer receive Pell Grant funding. Similarly, if your LEU is greater than 500% but less than 600%, while you will be eligible for a Pell Grant for the next award year, you will not be able to receive a full scheduled award.

There is NO student appeal process for a Pell LEU.

  
 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Does not have to be repaid.
  • Awarded to degree seeking undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Administered by the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Priority is given to students who receive a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Students must have exceptional financial need.
  • Due to the availability of funds at the school, there is no guarantee that every eligible student will be able to receive an FSEOG.
  • Maximum yearly award at Millersville University is $800.

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

For more information, please see our webpage dedicated to the TEACH Grant.