The maximum for the Pell Grant for 2016-17 is $5,815. The federal Pell grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be re-paid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. The amount you receive will depend not only on your financial need, but also on your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. To determine if you are eligible to receive Pell, students must complete the FAFSA* each year. The number of students receiving Pell grant at our institution is 904.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Undergraduate students who qualify for the federal Pell grant and demonstrate exceptional need may be awarded SEOG. Students are required to complete the FAFSA* in order to be considered. The maximum allowable award is $4,000.
University of Bridgeport Grant
Traditional undergraduate students only who have remaining financial need after all other scholarships, grants, and loans may qualify for need-based grants from the University of Bridgeport. The amounts of these grants vary upon the level of financial need. In order to qualify for the grant, students must be a traditional undergraduate student admitted and must complete the FAFSA* to determine eligibility every academic year.
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