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 $313 to $5,775 (academic year 2015-16). 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 $2,000 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.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher
Education Grant (“TEACH” Grant) program was
created by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act. The TEACH Grant Program was established to offer grant assistance to students who are pursuing a course of study that will lead to employment as a teacher in a high-need field to serve students from low-income families.
To be eligible for a TEACH Grant, a UNF student must:
sequestration, award amounts for any TEACH Grant that is first disbursed on or after
Oct. 1, 2014, and before Act. 1, 2015, must be reduced by 7.3 percent from the
award amount for which a recipient would otherwise have been entitled. Any
TEACH Grant that is first disbursed on or after Oct. 1, 2015, and before Oct.
1, 2016, must be reduced by 6.8 percent. For example:
Each year to receive a TEACH Grant, the student must sign a
TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay (service agreement) that will
be available electronically on a Department of Education Web site. The TEACH
Grant service agreement specifies the conditions under which the grant will be
awarded, the teaching service requirements, and includes an acknowledgment by
the student that they understand that if the teaching service requirements are
not met they must repay the grant as a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with
interest accrued from the date the grant funds were first disbursed.
To avoid repaying the TEACH Grant as a loan with interest, recipients must be a highly-qualified, full-time teacher in a high-need subject
area for at least four years within eight years of completing the program (or are otherwise no longer enrolled in the program) for which they received the TEACH Grant funds. Recipients must serve those four years teaching at a school serving low-income students. Specific definitions of
terms are included below:
For each TEACH-eligible program for which TEACH Grant funds
are received, recipients must provide documentation to the Department of
Education that the teaching obligation was completed. TEACH Grant recipients
must also confirm to the Federal Department of Education in writing within 120
days of completing or otherwise ceasing enrollment in the TEACH-eligible
program that they are fulfilling (or planning to fulfill) the terms and
conditions of the service agreement.
The elementary or secondary school’s chief administrative
officer must certify documentation of the teaching service. This documentation
must show that you were a full-time, highly-qualified teacher at a school
serving low-income students, teaching a high-need subject area for at least
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