Federal grant programs are open to eligible undergraduate students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The programs currently available to UWest undergraduate students are as follows.
Pell Grant (PELL)
- It is the foundation of financial aid;
- For U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens;
- Only for undergraduate students who has not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree;
- Submit the FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)
- It is no repayment required;
- The maximum award for the 2012-2013 award year is $5,550;
- The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment/funding status (full time, 3/4 or 1/2 time) determine Pell Grant eligibility and amount. If you are enrolled less than half time (< 6 units) and determined to be Pell Grant eligible, contact your financial aid advisor for further information.
- Students can only receive the Pell Grant for up to 12 semesters.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Submit the FAFSA; (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)
- Student has not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree;
- Must be an undergraduate student;
- Priority is given to Pell Grant eligible students who have financial need with the lowest EFC;
- Need eligibility;
- Will provide between $100 - $4,000 per academic year.