Grants listed on this page are programs administered and/or awarded through the UNF Office of Student Financial Aid (SFA). Grants are awards that are typically based on financial need and do not need to be repaid. If you are offered grants as part of your financial aid award, UNF will automatically accept them on your behalf.
Students apply for the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Florida Student Assistance Grant, and, UNF Grants by completing a FAFSA. Students are encouraged to file their FAFSA by the UNF priority deadline of February 14th each year.
The Federal Pell Grant program provides financial assistance
to students who could not otherwise afford to pay for college as an
undergraduate. Pell grants are intended to be the "floor" of a financial aid package and may be combined with other forms of aid in order to meet the cost of education. The government awards grants according to each student’s
financial need as determined by federal methodology, a congressionally
established need analysis formula. Need for other aid is based upon and
determined around the student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grant.
The Federal Pell Grant follows a Federal formula for prorating. Awards range from $593 to $5,920 (academic year 2017-18). Students completing their financial aid
application are automatically considered for Pell Grant funding.
Final Pell Grant awards are calculated at the end of drop/add. The
amount of the award is based upon the student’s registration at that time.
Effective July 1, 2012, the Pell Grant duration of
eligibility has been set to 12 full-time semesters, or approximately six years.
This new limit will apply to all Pell recipients regardless of when the student
first began receiving Pell Grant funds.
You can see your Pell Grant history using NSLDS,
the National Student Loan Data System. After logging in with your FSA ID,
you will then be directed to a web page that shows “Pell Lifetime Eligibility
Used” under the Grants section.
To be eligible for a federal Pell Grant, you must:
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Program (FSEOG) is a federally funded aid program awarded by UNF SFA to
undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need. UNF selects
recipients and determines award amounts, based on greatest financial need. Award amounts are based on amount of need and availability of funds.
To be eligible for FSEOG, applicants must:
The Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) is a
state-funded program awarded to qualified undergraduates who attend eligible
Florida institutions and show financial need and academic promise and who have
maintained Florida residency at least 12 months before the beginning of the
term for which they are applying. UNF selects eligible recipients on a first-come, first-served basis. Awards range from $200 to $2,610 per academic
To be eligible for FSAG, applicants must:
UNF offers a variety of grants for students who demonstrate financial need. Awards range in value and UNF generally selects eligible recipients on a first-come, first-served basis as determined by a student's FAFSA filing date.
If your parent or guardian died as a result of military
service in Iraq or Afghanistan, you may be eligible for an Iraq and Afghanistan
You may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant if:
The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal
Pell Grant for the award year but cannot exceed your cost of attendance for
that award year.
More information regarding the Federal Iraq &
Afghanistan Service Grant can be found on the Federal Student Aid site.
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