Federal Grant Programs

The federal government provides a variety of grant programs for undergraduate students. The grants are awarded based on a student’s financial need as determined from the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are designed to provide educational financial assistance to those undergraduate students with the greatest financial need. Federal Pell Grants provide the foundation for many financial aid packages to which other federal and non-federal funds can be added. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree are ineligible for a Federal Pell Grant. A student is limited to receive 12 semesters (or its equivalent) of Federal Pell Grants.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are awarded to undergraduate students with financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Students receiving a Federal Pell Grant, and who have remaining financial need, will be given priority when awarding FSEOG funds. FSEOG awards and amounts are determined by Clarkson College.