A grant is one form of financial aid that can be used to help pay for college expenses. The grants listed are all need-based programs: they are awarded based on need as apposed to merit. Grants, unlike loans, do not need to be repaid. Grants are available only to undergraduates working toward their first bachelor's degree. Students will automatically be considered for all grant programs listed below by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant is federally sponsored need-based grant. The Federal Government determines eligibility for the Pell Grant. Pell Grant awards will range from $400 to $4,050 for the 2003-04 academic year. The Pell Grant is federal educational entitlement funding and is intended to be the base of the financial aid package.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
The SEOG is a federally sponsored need-based grant. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility for the SEOG. Priority for the grant is given to students who received Federal Pell Grants. Awards range from $200 to $1,500 per academic year depending on student need and availability for funds.
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant (LEAP)
The LEAP Grant program is sponsored by the State of Utah and is therefore only available to Utah residents. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility based on financial need. LEAP awards range from $200 to $1,500 per academic year depending on student need and availability of funds.
Westminster College Grants
Westminster College Grants are funds given based on financial need. Westminster College Grant awards range from $200 to $3,500 per academic year. The Financial Aid Office makes determinations for these need-based grants.