Types of Aid: Grants

There are two types of federal and state student aid grants available.

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  • Federal Pell Grants, unlike a loan, do not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. The maximum Pell Grant for the 2021-2022 award year is scheduled to be $6,495. You can receive one Pell Grant in an award year. How much you receive will depend on your cost of attendance, whether you are a full-time or part-time student, and whether you attend school for a full academic year or less. You may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. Pell Grant funds will be credited to your expenses in the registration process in the Business Services office.
     
  • You must submit a FAFSA each year to be considered for an award.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOGs) are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need-those with the lowest Expected Family Contribution numbers.
  • Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority for FSEOG awards.
  • FSEOG awards range from $100 to $2,000 a year.
  • Your FAFSA should be submitted by Northern’s priority deadline on the first Friday of February each year to be considered for an award.