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Grants for student who qualify based on federal and state guidelines.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students. The grant is available to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree. The maximum award amount for 2014-15 is $5,730. The grant is prorated based on enrollment. If the student is not enrolled full-time, the grant will be prorated based on the number of credits per semester. To apply, complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.
A recent law reduces the duration of Federal Pell Grant eligibility from 18 semesters (or its equivalent) to 12 semesters (or its equivalent). This applies to all Federal Pell Grant eligible students effective with the 2012-13 academic year. The maximum amount of Pell Grant funding a student can receive each year is equal to 100%. The 12-semester or six-year equivalent is 600%. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Federal Pell Grant. To learn more, follow the link above or contact your Financial Aid Counselor.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
This need-based grant does not need to be repaid. Students must be enrolled full-time. Priority is given to Pell Grant Recipients. Maximum award: $1,200.
Eligibility for these grants is determined by each state. State grants will not be awarded until the school receives a roster from the state agency. Mass Grant recipients must be enrolled full time; they and their parents must be Massachusetts residents. Amount varies by state.
This need-based MA state grant does not need to be repaid. To be eligible, students and parents must be Massachusetts state residents and the student must be enrolled full time. Maximum award: $2,000.