A grant is one form of financial aid that can be used to help pay for college expenses. The grants listed are awarded based on need as opposed to merit and do not need to be repaid. Financial need is calculated by subtracting a student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the student's Cost of Attendance.  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 is a need-based grant whose eligibility is determined by the student's FAFSA form and the resulting Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and ranges from $605 to $5,645 for the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)  is a federally sponsored need-based grant. The Financial Aid Office determines eligibility for the SEOG and priority is given to students who received Federal Pell Grants. SEOG Awards range from $500 to $2,000 per academic year depending on student need and availability of funds.
  • Westminster College Grants are funds given based on financial need and range from $500 to $8,000 per academic year, and are not expected to be repaid.