Grant aid can be Pell grants, SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), or Pennsylvania State grants if the student qualifies for this type of aid. Institutional grants and scholarships at Saint Joseph´s University are awarded to students based on merit at the time of admission.
Federal Pell Grant Program
The largest federal need-based student aid program providing grant assistance ranging from $500 to $5,550 to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program and have not received their first bachelor´s degree. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, cost of education, and enrollment status. The amount of the student´s award is determined using the Federal Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the Payment Schedule provided by the U.S. Department of Education..
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Provides grant assistance to students with exceptional financial need. In awarding Supplemental Grants, priority is given to Pell Grant recipients with the highest demonstrated financial need.
PHEAA State Grant
The Pennsylvania State Grant Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). It provides grant assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in at least a two-year program, who are Pennsylvania residents, and who are enrolled at least half time. Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by PHEAA, and awards range between $200 and $3,065. Eligible students who, in their senior year, enroll for nine or more credits in one of their last two semesters may receive a full-time PHEAA Grant even though they are not enrolled full time. Reduced tuition cost must be reported to the agency and may result in adjustment to the grant amount. Recipients must also be Pennsylvania high school graduates or have a Pennsylvania GED. Receipt of PHEAA State Grant assistance may not exceed the equivalent of eight semesters of full-time awards. The filing deadline for the 2012-2013 academic year is May 1, 2012. PHEAA State Grant recipients who have received two full-time semesters of awards must complete 24 credits. Part-time students are prorated.
Students residing outside Pennsylvania should contact their state Department of Higher Education for grant information.
Institutional grants and scholarships at Saint Joseph´s University are awarded to students based on merit at the time of admission. However, if after filing for financial aid (FAFSA) you or your parents experience a reduction in income due to unemployment, divorce or separation, death, loss of untaxed income, or other circumstances you should contact the Office of Financial Assistance. You may be eligible to receive increased financial assistance due to a special condition and will need to find out what information is required in order to determine your eligibility.