Grants for Undergraduate Students
Grants are forms of need-based financial aid which do not have to be repaid. Below are the different grant programs our undergraduate student may be eligible to receive:
- Shenandoah University Grant
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program (VTAG)
The Shenandoah University Grant is an academic and need-based university grant. The amount of the grant will vary based upon a student’s academic success and the results of their FAFSA prior to enrolling at Shenandoah. Students must maintain full-time enrollment and a GPA of 2.5 or better to continuing receiving this award.
Generally, a Federal Pell Grant is awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. It does not have to be repaid. Eligibility for the Pell Grant is based upon the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered, students must file the FAFSA each year of their enrollment at Shenandoah University.
- Award Amount: $605 – $5,645 for 2013-2014
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to undergraduates with extremely high financial need. Priority is given to students who are eligible for the Pell Grant. A SEOG does not have to be paid back, but funding for the grant is limited. To be considered, students must file the FAFSA each year of their enrollment at Shenandoah University.
- Award Amount: $500 per year
The Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant Program (VTAG) is a state-funded, non need-based grant available to undergraduate students who are Virginia residents and are enrolled full-time. Once awarded, it is not necessary to reapply for subsequent years. The VTAG application is due July 31 and is available here.
- Award Amount: $3,100 (2013-2014)