The following grants are awarded by the federal government based on need, as determined by the FAFSA. Recipients must be an undergraduate enrolled as a degree- or certificate-seeking student. If eligible, these grants will appear on your financial aid award letter.
Each type of aid has different award amounts and eligibility requirements as listed below. Please contact us if you have specific questions.
- Award amounts vary up to $5,550 for the 2012-13 academic year, and up to $5,645 for the 2013-14 academic year.
- Amounts may be prorated if less than full-time enrollment (12 credits) or you don't attend DU for a full academic year.
- Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $4,995 for the 2012-13 academic year, and less than $5,082 for the 2013-14 academic year.
- The maximum amount of funding you can receive over your lifetime is the equivalent of receiving the Pell Grant for 6 years.
- Learn more about the Federal Pell Grant through www.StudentAid.gov.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Awarded to students with exceptional financial need.
- Students with an EFC of $0 are given priority due to limited funding.
- Award amounts vary between $100 and $4,000 annually.
- Amount of grant depends on when you apply, financial need and available funding.
- Learn more about SEOG through www.StudentAid.gov.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
- May be available to students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.
- You must be ineligible for the Pell Grant due only to having a higher EFC than is required to receive Pell funds, and
- You were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent's or guardian's death.
- Award amount up to $5,550.
- Learn more about the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants through www.StudentAid.gov.