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Students may apply for the federal Pell Grant by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form at www.fafsa.gov. A Student Aid Report will be sent to the applicant. Based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA, the amount of the applicant’s Pell Grant award is determined by the financial aid officer at the post-secondary institution attended. Upon enrollment, funds are credited to the applicant’s institutional account.
Eligibility and award amount are based on need rather than academic achievement. The applicant must be enrolled for a degree as an undergraduate student in an approved post-secondary institution and must need financial assistance to continue his or her education.
Financial need is determined by a formula applied to all applicants. It was developed by the U.S. Office of Education and is reviewed annually by Congress. Students may only receive a maximum of 12 semesters (or equivalent) of the Pell Grant.
Current scheduled annual awards range from $605 to $5,645 per year but not more than one-half the total cost of attendance. The amount of the award will be affected by costs of attendance and enrollment status.
The student must continue to make satisfactory academic progress in the program in which he or she is enrolled. The student must not owe any refunds on Pell Grants or other awards paid, or be in default on repayment of any student loan.
Application is through the institutional financial aid office, which is responsible for determining who receives a Supplemental Grant and the amount.
The applicant must be enrolled at St. John Fisher College, be a PELL Grant recipient, and demonstrate financial need.
The award may range from $100 to $4,000 yearly, depending on the availability of funds. A student may continue to receive the grant until completion of the requirements for the first undergraduate degree.
The student must continue to make satisfactory academic progress.
This federal grant program awards funds to eligible students who intend to teach and fulfill a required service agreement. The award is prorated for part-time students. Recipients must be enrolled in an eligible education major or TEACH Grant-eligible program, agree to meet specific requirements and sign the Agreement to Serve (ATS). For more information and the application to apply, visit www.sjfc.edu/financialaid.
Application forms may be obtained from the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office. An application is necessary for each year of study. An official needs analysis from the College Financial Aid Office is also required each year.
Each first-time applicant must obtain tribal enrollment certification from the Bureau agency or tribe that records enrollment for the tribe.
To be eligible, the applicant must: (1) be at least one-fourth American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut; (2) be an enrolled member of a tribe, band, or group recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; (3) be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an approved college or university, pursuing at least a four-year degree; and (4) have financial need.
For grants to be awarded in successive years, the student must make satisfactory progress toward a degree and show financial need. Depending on availability of funds, grants may also be made to graduate students and summer semester students. Eligible married students may also receive living expenses for dependents.
The Vocational Training Program is for short-term vocational training (up to two years).
To be eligible, the applicant must: (1) be at least one-fourth American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut; (2) be an enrolled member of a tribe, band, or group recognized by the Bureau of Indian Affairs; (3) reside on a reservation; (4) be enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in an approved training school; and (5) have financial need.
For grants to be awarded the following year, the student must make satisfactory progress toward a degree and show financial need.