Types of Grants

Pell Grant

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)

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*.

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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