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Financial aid, often based on financial need, that does not need to be repaid (unless, for example, you withdraw from school and owe a refund).


Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant (does not have be to repaid) is usually awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Amounts can change yearly. For the 2018–19 award year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019), the maximum award is $5,920. The amount you get, though, will depend on:

  • your financial need,
  • your cost of attendance,
  • your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
  • your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to students with the greatest financial need and who meet UOG's priority deadline. Students must be Pell Grant eligible to qualify for this grant. To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so we can determine your financial need. The FSEOG does not need to be repaid.

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Federal Teach Grant

The Federal TEACH Grant is available to UOG education majors. The grant amount is up to $4000* annually and is not based on financial need.

Students who receive a federal TEACH Grant must complete a service obligation by serving as a highly-qualified teacher in a designated high-need field at a low-income school for four years within eight years of completing a TEACH Grant eligible program. Failure to complete teaching service will result in the TEACH Grant being converted to an unsubsidized Stafford loan with retroactive interest.


*Please note – awards first disbursed on or after March 1, 2013 are subject to a reduction due to cuts in federal financial aid as a result of the “sequester.” Awards first made on or after this date will not be eligible for the full $4,000 award without congressional action.

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