Grant Programs

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:

  • 12 or more credit hours(full-time), you will receive your full eligibility. 
  • 9 to 11 credit hours, you will receive three-fourths of your eligibility.
  • 6 to 8 credit hours, you will receive one-half of your eligibility.
  • 5 or less credit hours, you may be eligible for approximately one-quarter of your eligibility each semester.

If Pell Grant eligibility for the coming school year is less than $850.00 and you plan to enroll for less than half-time, contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine Pell Grant eligibility. VSU freezes enrollment to determine Pell Grant eligibility at the time of initial disbursement. After disbursement is made, no adjustments can be made for enrollment changes (i.e. courses added for later sessions within a term).

If you are eligible to receive it, Pell is now available for all semesters.

Federal SEOG

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

TEACH Grant

TEACH Grant Information


Federal ACG

No longer available.

Federal SMART Grant

No longer available.

LEAP Program

No longer available.