Types of Grants

Pell Grant

The maximum for the Pell Grant for 2014-15 is $5,730. 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)

Traditional undergraduate students only with exceptional need might receive a SEOG grant awarded by the school financial aid office, and provide up to $1,000 per year for. To qualify, a student must also be a recipient of the Pell Grant and complete a FAFSA*.

Connecticut Independent College Student Grant (CICS)

Traditional undergraduate students only that are Connecticut state residents, who demonstrate financial need, may be eligible for the Connecticut Independent College Student Grant (CICS). The CICS award varies and is based upon state appropriations. Connecticut state deadline is February 15, 2015. Most state grant agencies use the FAFSA* to determine eligibility. It is recommended that students contact their state financial aid authority to review deadlines and required forms.

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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