For students in need of financial aid to help pay for their educational expenses, several need-based federal and state grants are offered annually. There is no obligation to repay these “gift aid” grants, including:
Federal Pell Grant; limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG); generally $1,000 for full-time students and $500 to $700 for half-time and three-quarter-time students
Pennsylvania state grant limited to equivalent of 8 full-time semesters
Federal grant criteria
Pell and FSEOG grants are for exceptionally needy undergraduate students seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is determined by the results of the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can track your federal loans and grants through the National Student Loan Data System.
As a standard term institution, Carlow University awards Pell Grants under Formula 1
Award amounts vary by Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status according to the award payment schedule released annually by the U.S. Department of Education