Grant aid is gift aid that does not need to be paid back. Grant aid can include the following: Pell grants, SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), or Pennsylvania State grants. Institutional grants at Saint Joseph´s University are awarded to students at the time of admission.
Institutional Gift Aid
- Institutional grants at Saint Joseph´s University are awarded to students based on their high school performance, achievement, and need. For grant consideration students must submit a FAFSA.
For a complete listing of scholarships for freshman, please review our Scholarship Information Page
- Federal Pell Grant Program
The largest federal need-based student aid program providing grant assistance ranging from $595 to $5,730 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 estimated awards for the 2015–2016 academic year range between $500 and $4,700. 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 2015-2016 FAFSA and Pennsylvania State Grant Form is May 1, 2015. 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 of Pennsylvania should contact their state Department of Higher Education for grant information.