Federal Pell Grants
A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are only awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's or professional degree. The Pell Grant program is targeted to high need students. Eligibility will also depend upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC is calculated utilizing a formula established by Congress when your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is processed. Eligibility for Pell Grant funds is determined by your EFC and enrollment status (fulltime, 3/4 time, 1/2 time, less than 1/2 time). These grants of up to $5,550 are awarded to undergraduate students.
DAPS students who are enrolled full time each term and have a zero EFC are eligible for a maximum Pell Grant of $1,110 per term for a maximum of $5,550 per academic year. Students who are enrolled part time each term are eligible for a maximum Pell Grant of $555 per term for a maximum of $2,775 per academic year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need - that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) - and gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. An FSEOG doesn't have to be paid back. These grants are made directly through the Office of Student Financial Services to students. DAPS Students are eligible for up to a maximum of $50 per term for up to 5 terms for a maximum of $200 per academic year.