Grant Programs

Teach Grant Information 

Grants generally do not have to be repaid.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant Program is designated for undergraduate students working toward a first undergraduate degree. The amount of your grant is determined by the Cost of Attendance, the Expected Family Contribution provided by the U.S. Department of Education, and your enrollment status. If you are enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours), you will receive your full eligibility. If you are enrolled nine to eleven credit hours, you will receive three-fourths of your eligibility. If you are enrolled six to eight credit hours, you will receive one-half of your eligibility. If you are enrolled less than six credit hours, you may be eligible for approximately one-quarter of your eligibility each semester. Those students whose Pell Grant eligibility for the coming academic year is less than $850.00 and plan to enroll for less than half-time, should contact the Office of Financial Aid (OFA) to determine if they will be Pell Grant eligible. VSU freezes enrollment for the determination of Pell Grant eligibility at the time of initial disbursement. No adjustments for changes in the enrollment can be made after disbursement is made. (i.e. courses added for subsequent sessions within a term)

Pell is now available for summer semesters ONLY If you have been enrolled LESS than full time in either of the previous Fall or Spring semesters you can receive Pell for ANY number of enrolled hours as long as you are eligible.

Federal SEOG

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is designated for undergraduate students. Eligibility is based on Established Financial Need, and funding is limited to students with Federal Pell Grant eligibility.

Federal ACG


Federal SMART Grant


LEAP Program