A gift to help you fund your future
Financial obligations can sometimes seem burdensome. But, fortunately, there are many types of student aid that don’t have to be paid back. Unlike student loans, grants are financial gifts awarded to students who display economic need. Find out which type of grant you may qualify for.
Federal and State Grants – These grants are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program. To remain eligible, you must make satisfactory academic progress and not be in default or owe a return repayment on a grant or loan. Please review each grant for specific requirements.
These grants include:
Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. For more information on the Federal Pell Grant, please visit the Federal Student Aid Programs.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- Awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a bachelor's or graduate degree
- Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority
- Funds depend on availability
- FSEOG amounts are between $100.00 and $4,000.00 per year depending on financial aid need
Florida programs are for Florida residents only. Other states provide financial assistance programs to students who are residents attending school in any state.
- Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
- Florida Academic Scholars Award
- Florida Medallion Scholars Award
State grant programs from Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont make grant amounts available to students who are residents attending school in any state. For information on grant amounts from these states, please contact your state's Department of Higher Education, or the Embry-Riddle Financial Aid Office.