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Grants

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is awarded to eligible students who have met a financial need requirement, as determined by the correct Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA.
Qualifications
  • Financial need requirement (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Has not previously received a bachelor’s degree
  • Enrolled at least part time
Yearly Amounts
  • Varies from $550 to $5,550 for the 2010–11 school year (amount depends upon Expected Family Contribution [EFC] and enrollment; award amount is prorated if enrolled less than full time)
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the Pell Grant usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the grant in fall, second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.
To Retain Eligibility
The student must be enrolled at least part time (3 units per semester). The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The extremely limited funds for the SEOG are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to the neediest students as determined by the FAFSA.

Qualifications
  • Extreme financial need requirement (as determined by the FAFSA)
  • Has not previously received a bachelor’s degree
  • Enrolled at least half time (award amount is prorated if enrolled less than full time)
Yearly Amount
  • Up to $2,000 ($1,000/semester)
Disbursement
Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, the SEOG usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the grant in fall, second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.

To Retain Eligibility
The student must be enrolled at least half time (6 units per semester). The student must also maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).