Federal Scholarships

 

Federal assistance is available from several different programs. These programs include need-based grants, subsidized and unsubsidized loans, parent (PLUS) loans, Perkins loan and federal work-study programs.

To qualify for federal student aid (grants, loans and work-study funds), you have to meet certain eligibility requirements. See more information below.

Please note to be eligible for federal loans students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours for undergraduate students and 3 credit hours for graduate students), be degree seeking in an eligible degree or certificate program and be taking courses that are required for their degree.

To be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant undergraduate students must be in at least 3 credit hours, degree seeking in an eligible degree or certificate program and taking courses that are required for their degree.

View CSU’s withdrawal and return of Title IV Federal Student Aid policy.

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Federal Pell Grant
For undergraduate students only. Eligibility is determined according to federal law and is based on the financial information you and your family provide on your FAFSA; must have financial need; student must not already have a bachelor's degree. Click here for federal eligibility.
Amount of Award: Maximum of $5,775 for 2015-2016
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually. Available every January 1st
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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
For undergraduate students only.  Student must be a Pell Grant recipients with exceptional financial need based on FAFSA Expected Family Contribution. Funding is limited and funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for federal eligibility.
Amount of Award: Up to $1,000
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually. Available every January 1st
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Federal Work - Study Program
Funding is limited and funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students must also have financial need based on their FAFSA Expected Family Contribution. Funds are not guaranteed from year to year. Click here to view federal eligibility.
Amount of Award: Maximum of $2,000 yr (work hours are approximately 20/per week)
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually. Available every January 1st
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Federal Direct Loan Subsidized/Unsubsidized
Subsidized loan is awarded to students who demonstrated need based on Expected Family Contribution from the FAFSA. U.S. Government pays the interest while student is in school; unsubsidized loan is awarded if need is met; student has the option of paying interest while in college or deferring it. Click here for interest rate and fees associated with loans.
Amount of Award: Loan limits: $5,500 yr Freshman $6,500 yr Sophomore $7,500 yr Junior and Senior
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA; accept award and complete entrance counseling and master promissory note
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually. Available every January 1st
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Federal Direct Loan Subsidized/Unsubsidized(independent students)
Subsidized loan is awarded to students who demonstrated need based on Expected Family Contribution from the FAFSA. U.S. Government pays the interest while student is in school; unsubsidized loan is awarded if need is met; student has the option of paying interest while in college or deferring it. Click here (link is external) for interest rate and fees associated with loans.
Amount of Award: Loan Limits: $9,500 yr Freshman $10,500 yr Sophomore $12,500 yr Junior and Senior
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA; accept award and complete entrance counseling and complete master promissory note
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually – available every January 1st
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Federal Direct Loan Unsubsidized (graduate student)
Graduate students are only eligible for direct unsubsidized loans. Student has the option of paying interest while in college or deferring it. Click here for interest rate and fees associated with loans.
Amount of Award: Loan Limits: $20,500 year
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA; accept award and complete entrance counseling and complete master promissory note
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually – available every January 1st
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Federal Direct PLUS Loan (parent of dependent student)
Parents of dependent undergraduate student. Approval is based on credit. If Parent PLUS Loan is denied, dependent student is eligible for an additional direct unsubsidized loan. If student is a freshman/sophomore the student can receive $4000 in direct unsubsidized loan. If the student is a junior/senior, the student can receive $5000 in a direct unsubsidized loan.Click here for interest rate and fees associated with loans.
Amount of Award: Cost of attendance minus other financial aid
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA; accept award and complete entrance counseling and complete master promissory note
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually – available every January 1st
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Federal Perkins Loan (parent of dependent student)
Low interest rate loan for undergraduate students only.  Awards are based on need from FAFSA Expected Family Contribution. Funding is limited and funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Amount of Award: Maximum of $4,000 per year
How to Apply: Submit FAFSA; accept award and complete entrance counseling and complete master promissory note
Renewal Policy: Submit FAFSA Annually – available every January 1st

 

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