Grants are "gift aid," which means you do not have to repay them. They are awarded based on financial need.
Carlow provides grant funds to full-time degree-seeking traditional students who demonstrate financial need. The amount of the grant varies according to financial need and academic profile and is determined after all other sources of financial aid have been awarded, including the maximum student loan according to the student’s grade level.
Federal grants are awarded based on calculated financial eligibility, which is determined by information you provide on the FAFSA and by criteria established by the federal government. To be considered for these grants, you must file the FAFSA.
Many state governments, including Pennsylvania, offer some grants for college expenses. You must file the FAFSA to be considered for state grants.