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Federal Government Grants

Types of Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant program is designed to provide financial assistance to eligible students. Application is made by completing the FAFSA. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants to full- and part-time students and may be used at any eligible college or university you attend as an undergraduate student for a first baccalaureate degree. The award may vary according to the number of hours for which you are enrolled. You must be enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester to receive the full award. Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year range up to $5,730. Federal Pell Grant eligibility is based on need and the funding level is approved by Congress. A student may not receive more than 12 full-time semester (or its equivalent). To view the federal Department of Education Pell Grant calculation, go to http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/ .

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
The Federal SEOG program provides financial assistance to students who show exceptional financial need and who, normally, are eligible for high levels of Federal Pell Grants. These limited federal funds are dependent on congressional appropriations and are awarded by Grand View in varying amounts.

Federal TEACH Grant
The Federal Teach Grant is awarded to eligible students who agree to serve as full-time teachers at certain schools and to serve within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years of completing the course of study for which a grant was received.  If a grant recipient does not carry out that obligation, the TEACH grant funds received converts to a federal direct unsubsidized Stafford loan that must be repaid with interest from the time the grant was received.  To qualify, you must have been admitted into the Education program, have a 3.25 GPA at Grand View, be a junior or senior status, and be pursuing Elementary Education with one or more of these endorsements in a shortage area.