While scholarships are generally awarded based on academic achievement or special contributions to the University, federal grants are usually based on need. And for those who need a little help, they can be extremely useful when it comes to financing your education. To be eligible for these awards, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All prospective students are highly encouraged to apply since varying levels of aid are available to many different income brackets and family situations.
|Program||Who Is Eligible?||Amt||Award Determination||How to Apply|
|Holy Family Grants||U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens with financial need enrolled full-time in a degree program||$200 –
|According to need and Admissions academic criteria and after other gift aid has been applied||File FAFSA|
|Holy Family Athletic Grants||All students enrolled fulltime in a degree program who participate in athletic department activities||$1,000 –
|Athletic department criteria||File FAFSA and contact Holy Family Athletic Department|
|Federal Pell Grants||U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens with financial need enrolled in a degree program||$320 –
|Need-based according to federal formula||File FAFSA|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)||U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens with financial need enrolled full-time in a degree program||$200 –
|*Need based; priority given to Pell Grant recipients||File FAFSA|
|State Grants||Varies according to your state residency||$200 –
$4,524 (PA resident)
|Based on each state’s requirements||File FAFSA by your state’s filing deadline|
|Fostering Independence Through Education Act||Student must be eligible for the PA Chafee Education and Training Grant (a youth who was in foster care after age 16), under age 26, and a current PA resident. Contact: Samantha Paone, firstname.lastname@example.org||Varies||Waiver of tuition and mandatory fees after all Federal and State gift aid||File FAFSA and a Chafee ETG application on PHEAA.org|
*According to need and Admissions academic criteria after other gift aid has been applied.