The following grants are "gift aid," which means you do not have to repay them. They are awarded based on financial need.  

FEDERAL GRANTS

Federal Pell Grant

Pell is a grant for exceptionally needy undergraduate students who are seeking their first Bachelor's Degree.  Eligibility is determined by the results of the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Award amounts vary by Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status according to the award payment schedule released annually by the US Department of Education.  As a standard term institution, Carlow University awards Pell Grant under Formula 1.  For more information about Pell Grant, visit  Federal Student Aid at  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a "campus-based" federal student aid program that provide grants to exceptionally needy undergraduate students who are seeking their first Bachelor's Degree.  Eligibility is determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and priority for awarding FSEOG is to students who demonstrate eligibility for Pell Grant.  Returning students must complete their annual FAFSA by April 1 to ensure consideration for FSEOG because funding is limited.  New students should complete their FAFSA by May 1.  In general, the maximum award for a full-time student is $1,000 while part-time students receive $500 or $750 depending on half-time (6 -8 credits) or three-quarter-time (9 - 11 credits) status.  For more information about FSEOG, visit Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/fseog

STATE GRANTS

Many state governments, including Pennsylvania, offer some grants for college expenses. You must file the FAFSA to be considered for state grants.

  • PHEAA (Pennsylvania Grant Information)
  • CFWV (West Virginia)
  • OCOG (Ohio) 

LIMITS

Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grant is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters.
Track your federal loans & grants at www.nslds.ed.gov

Pennsylvania State Grant
PA State Grant is limited to the equivalent of eight full-time semesters. For more information about PA State Grants, contact the PHEAA Grant Division at 1.800.692.7392 or visit www.pheaa.org.