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Federal Grants

Information about the Federal Pell, Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG), and TEACH Grants

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Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Grants do not need to be repaid. Pell Grant amounts are based on the number of credits for which you are enrolled and adjust accordingly.

Beginning in the 2012-13 academic year, students may receive the Pell Grant for up to 12 full-time semesters or the equivalent.

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by a new federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding a student can receive each year is equal to 100 percent, the six-year equivalent is 600 percent. For more information, visit Student Aid on the Web's Calculating Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used.

Eligibility

Award

  • Maximum award is $5,550 per academic year; maximum award per semester is $2,775
  • Students who received their maximum Pell Grant awards in the fall and spring, will not receive a Pell Grant in the summer

 


 

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded by the Office of Student Aid to students with demonstrated high financial need.

Eligibility

Due to limited funding, not all students who are eligible will receive this award.

 


 

TEACH grant

The TEACH grant is federally funded and awarded by our office to eligible students who intend to teach in public or private elementary or secondary schools that serve students of low-income families.

Eligibility

Current undergraduate programs that meet this criteria are:

    • World Languages – French (WL ED; FR)
    • World Languages – German (WL ED; GER)
    • World Languages – Latin (WL ED; LATIN)
    • World Languages – Russian (WL ED; RUS)
    • World Languages – Spanish (WL ED; SPAN)
    • Secondary Math  (SECED; MATH)
    • Math in Eberly (MTHBS; TEACH)
    • Math at Behrend (MTHBD; MTHED)
    • Secondary Biology (SECED; BI SC)
    • Biology at Abington (SECAB; BI SC)
    • Secondary Chemistry (SECED; CHEM)
    • Secondary Earth & Space Science (SECED; E SP)
    • Secondary Physics (SECED; PHYS)
    • Physics in Eberly (PHYS; TEACH)
    • Special Education (SPLED)

Current graduate programs that meet this criteria are:

    • Reading Graduate Program (C I)

Award

  • Maximum $4,000 per year

Failure to complete the required teaching service obligation will result in the TEACH grant converting to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.

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