The Federal Pell Grant is a federal Title IV grant program to help undergraduates pay for educational costs after high school. For many students, these grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which aid from other Federal and non-Federal sources may be added. Unlike loans, a Pell Grant does not have to be repaid, except under certain situations.
In order to receive a Federal Pell Grant a student must be enrolled in an eligible certificate or degree program as outlined in EAC's college catalog. The amount of the award is based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the cost of attendance, enrollment status, and a payment schedule issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The award may be up to $7,395 per academic year (2023-2024). The award schedule may be adjusted pending Congressional budget authorizations.
Pell Grants are prorated based on credit hours of enrollment:
Eligibility for a Pell Grant award is based on enrollment level in Pell eligible courses. Summer awards may have minimum credit requirements.
FSEOG is a Title IV grant program which provides additional funds from the Federal Government to exceptionally needy students. This grant must be combined with other forms of aid (Pell Grant), and is also non repayable.
A grant may range from $200 to $2000 per academic year. Generally an award of $800 is given for an academic year to student with the lowest family contribution as determined by the FAFSA. These funds are limited and awarded to eligible students who meet the priority service deadline date.
LEAP is a federal grant program matched by the State of Arizona. Only Arizona residents are eligible. The award can range from $100 to $2000 per academic cyear. Generally an award of $800 is given for an academic year to student with the lowest family contribution as determined by the FAFSA. These funds are limited and awarded to eligible students who meet the priority service deadline.
Like other federal grants, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants provide money to college or career school students to help pay their education expenses. However, Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants have special eligibility criteria.
You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:
For more information go to Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant