Student Financial Aid
Only undergraduate students who have not previously received a bachelor's degree and who demonstrate appropriate need are eligible for the following programs.
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants are available to eligible students. The amount of the grant is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA and enrollment status. Awards are limited to the 1st undergraduate degree. The Pell Grant is limited to 12 full time terms. Two half time enrollment terms = one full time enrollment term. Students may not receive Pell Grant for more than 12 full time terms. Students who receive their maximum full time Pell award for fall and spring terms will have no Pell eligibility remaining for summer term.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal grants for approximately $1000 per academic year are awarded to students with exceptional financial need. Generally, students must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, apply early, and meet other eligibility requirements in order to be considered. Funds for this program are very limited.
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP)
State-funded grants for approximately $750 per academic year are available to Alabama residents who demonstrate high financial need. Generally, students must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, apply early, be an Alabama resident and meet other eligibility requirements in order to be considered. Funds for this program are very limited.
Federal Teach Grant
The Federal Teach Grant provides funds for students pursuing a degree in specific education programs. The program provides grant funds for postsecondary students who are completing coursework in a federally designated critical-need area of education and agree to serve for at least four-years as a full-time, highly qualified teacher in a low-income school. For disbursements on Teach Grants made prior to October 1, 2013, eligible students may receive up to $3,760 per year in TEACH Grant funds. For new Teach Grants disbursed after October 1, 2013, eligible students may receive up to $3712 per year in TEACH Grant funds. Disbursement amounts are prorated based on credit hours. Failure to complete the four-year service agreement will result in the grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan in which you must repay in full, with interest.