Federal and State Grants
The following grants are "gift aid," which means you do not have to repay them. They are awarded based on financial need.
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.
Federal Pell Grant limits: Pell Grant is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters. Track your federal loans & grants
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 the 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 up to $500 or $750 depending on half-time (6-8 credits) or three-quarter-time (9-11 credits) status and Cost of Attendance. For more information about FSEOG, visit Federal Student Aid at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/fseog.
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)
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.