Federal Grants are gift aid and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant provides funds to needy undergraduate students. For 2022-2023 the maximum Pell Grant is $7,395. The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by federal regulation/law to the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum Pell Grant funding a student can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six year equivalent is 600%. Final funding for the academic year is based on Congressional appropriations. A student can only receive a Pell Grant for completion of his or her first undergraduate baccalaureate program of study.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) provides needy undergraduate students with funds generally ranging from $200 to $1,400. Funding priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Final funding for the academic year is based on Congressional appropriations.

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act Additional Federal Pell Grant

On March 23, 2018, the President authorized the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act for students eligible for a Pell grant whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty as a public safety officer.

State Grants

Grants from your state are a type of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Eligibility requirements vary from state to state. Please visit your state’s website for more information.

**Update due to COVID-19 for Vermont students from VSAC: 

Vermont residents may have additional State grant funds available to you, if you or your parents’ financial situation has been negatively impacted this year especially by COVID-19. 

Please contact VSAC at 1-800-882-4166, email or check MyVSAC Work with Grants at