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Grants

Grants are federal or state funds that you typically don't have to repay

Grants are awarded to students with high financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Review the grants listed below for more information on the qualifying criteria, application process, enrollment requirements, etc.

What is Pell?

  • Free “gift aid” that does not have to be repaid
  • Need-based  

Who qualifies?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be working on first undergraduate bachelor’s degree
  • Must have high financial need, as determined by FAFSA
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Cannot be in default on any federal student aid 
  • Cannot have met or exceeded 600 percent Pell Lifetime Eligibility limit

How to apply

  • Complete a FAFSA each academic year  

Receiving award

  • Awards vary each academic year
    • For the 2018-19 year, Pell awards range from $652 to $6,095
    • Determined by your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Number from FAFSA and enrollment status
  • Awards are split between fall and spring semesters
  • Applies to tuition, fees and room and board costs at the university approximately one week before classes begin
    • For Pell recipients with aid that exceeds their bill, the disbursement timeline allows for purchase of required textbooks and supplies from the vendor of their choice
    • Students may also choose to charge textbooks and supplies at the Ichabod Shop to their student account
  • Limited to 600 percent lifetime eligibility
    • Approximately 12 full-time semesters (roughly six years)

Enrollment

  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours to receive full award
  • Award will be prorated based on your enrollment level if below 12 credit hours
  • After the 100 percent tuition refund period, your Pell award is frozen for the semester and will not adjust with changes in enrollment, with one exception.
    • If you do not academically participate in classes, Washburn may be required to return your federal grant aid, creating a balance for you as the student.
    • Find more information about academic participation on this guideline sheet.

What is SEOG?

  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Free “gift aid” that does not have to be repaid
  • Need-based  

Who qualifies?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be working on first undergraduate bachelor’s degree
  • Must have exceptional financial need, as determined by FAFSA
    • Priority given to students with a 0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Number
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Cannot be in default on any federal student aid
  • Cannot have met or exceeded 600 percent Pell Lifetime Eligibility limit 

How to apply

  • Complete a FAFSA each academic year as early as possible after October 1
  • Funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis 

Receiving award

  • Awards range from $200 to $800 for the academic year based on enrollment status
  • Awards are split between fall and spring semesters
  • Applies to tuition, fees and room and board costs at the university approximately one week before classes begin

Enrollment

  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours to receive full award
  • Award will be prorated based on your enrollment level if below 12 credit hours
  • After the 100 percent tuition refund period, your SEOG award is frozen for the semester and will not adjust with changes in enrollment, with one exception.
    • If you do not academically participate in classes, Washburn may be required to return your federal grant aid, creating a balance for you as the student.
    • Find more information about academic participation on this guideline sheet.

What is KCG?

  • Kansas Comprehensive Grant
  • Free “gift aid” that does not have to be repaid
  • Need-based  

Who qualifies?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be working on first undergraduate bachelor’s degree
  • Must have Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Number of 5,000 or lower, as determined by FAFSA
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Cannot be in default on any federal student aid
  • Cannot have met or exceeded 600 percent Pell Lifetime Eligibility limit 

How to apply

  • Complete a FAFSA each academic year as early as possible after October 1
  • Funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis 

Receiving award

  • Awards are $800 for the academic year
  • Awards are split between fall and spring semesters
  • Applies to tuition, fees and room and board costs at the university approximately one week before classes begin

Enrollment

  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours to receive award

What is TEACH?

  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant
  • Free “gift aid” that may not have to be repaid
  • Non-need based

 Who qualifies?

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be an undergraduate, postbaccalaureate or graduate student
  • Must be enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible program
    • Bilingual education and English language acquisition
    • Foreign language
    • Mathematics
    • Reading specialist
    • Science
    • Special education
    • Any other field identified as high-need by the federal government, a state government or a local education agency and that is included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing
  • Must be willing to sign service obligation with agreement to teach at least four complete academic years in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income families
    • Failure to comply with service obligation will result in grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, which requires repayment including interest accrued from the date the grant(s) disbursed
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Cannot be in default on any federal student aid

 How to apply

Receiving award

  • Awards up to $4,000 for the academic year
  • Awards are split between fall and spring semesters
  • Applies to tuition, fees, and room and board costs at the university
  • Disbursement dates vary
  • If you do not academically participate in classes, Washburn may be required to return your federal grant aid, creating a balance for you as the student.
  • Find more information about academic participation on this guideline sheet.

More Information about the Federal TEACH Grant

What is IASG?

  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
  • Free “gift aid” that does not have to be repaid
  • Non-need based  

Who qualifies?

  • Dependents of a parent or guardian who was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11
  • Student must have been under the age of 24 or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent/guardian's death
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be working on first undergraduate bachelor’s degree
  • Must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Cannot be in default on any federal student aid
  • Cannot have met or exceeded 600 percent of lifetime eligibility limit

How to apply

  • Complete a FAFSA each academic year
  • You will receive a letter from the Department of Education if you have potential eligibility for this grant
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office once this letter is received

Receiving award

  • Awards range but can be up to $6,095 for the academic year
  • Awards are split between fall and spring semesters
  • Applies to tuition, fees and room and board costs at the university approximately one week before classes begin

Enrollment

  • Must enroll in at least 12 credit hours to receive full award
  • Award will be prorated based on your enrollment level if below 12 credit hours
  • After the 100 percent tuition refund period, your IASG award is frozen for the semester and will not adjust with changes in enrollment, with one exception.
    • If you do not academically participate in classes, Washburn may be required to return your federal grant aid, creating a balance for you as the student.
    • Find more information about academic participation on this guideline sheet.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785-670-1151
Fax: 785-670-1079
financialaid@washburn.edu

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