Grant Programs: Federal

Federal Pell Grant

  • Who is eligible: US citizens and permanent residents enrolled in a degree or certificate program as a matriculated student. Students with a prior Bachelor's degree are ineligible for Pell grants.
  • How award is determined: Need-based on federal formula; awards range from $296 to $2,960 per semester for the 2017-18 academic year.
  • How and when to apply: Complete the FAFSA annually as early as possible after October 1 preceding the academic year. If you list SUNY Adirondack as one of your college choices on the FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will receive your FAFSA from the federal processor. A valid FAFSA must be received no later than your last day of attendance for the academic year.
  • Aggregate limits: Students are limited to 12 full-time equivalent semester awards. Students in a degree program may receive Pell for a maximum of 96 attempted credits; students in a certificate program may receive Pell for a maximum of 47 attempted credits.  Again, students who have received their first bachelor degree are ineligible for Pell. 

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Who is eligible: US Citizens and permanent residents enrolled in a degree or certificate program as a matriculated student.
  • How award is determined: Students must be Pell eligible and demonstrate extraordinary financial need.
  • How and when to apply: Complete the FAFSA annually as soon as possible after October 1 preceding the academic year. Funds are limited so apply early.
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