Federal Pell Grant
- Eligibility is based on exceptional financial need and requires no repayment.
- Amounts vary, based on an index established by Congress.
- Pell Grant funds may be credited to your account, half in each semester, only after your financial aid application and enrollment status have been verified.
- The Pell Grant amount indicated remains an estimate until funds have actually been received from the federal government.
- The FAFSA is the annual application for the Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- This gift aid is awarded on the basis of exceptional need and the availability of federal fund allocation to the college.
- FSEOG funds are awarded primarily to Pell Grant recipients; eligibility is determined each year based on exceptional financial need.
- Funded by the government and the College; administered by the College.
- The FAFSA is the annual application for FSEOG.
Federal TEACH Grant
- Awarded to students who are completing or who plan to complete coursework that is required to begin a career in teaching, and who agree to teach full-time for at least four years as a highly qualified teacher, at a school serving low-income students, and in a federally defined high need field.
- The four years of teaching must be completed within eight years after the student completes or otherwise ceases to be enrolled in the program for which the student received a TEACH Grant.
- Students are required to sign an Agreement to Serve (ATS) each year of grant receipt, which explains this service obligation.
- If the requirements put forth in the ATS are not met, the grant will be converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.
- For additional information regarding the TEACH Grant and the requirements of this program, please click here.
Gilbert Matching Scholarship Grant
- Funded by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and awarded by the College to needy full-time students who are residents of the Commonwealth.
- Awards are redetermined annually, conditional upon state funding levels and verification of eligibility based on each year’s financial aid application (FAFSA).
- Need-based grant for full-time students who are residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Funded by the Commonwealth and administered by the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA).
- The amount of the MassGrant shown on your award letter is an estimate based on an analysis of eligibility criteria provided to the College by OSFA; it is subject to the availability of funds, verification of the data you provided on your application, and your submission of all documentation requested by the College and/or the Commonwealth.
Other State Scholarships
- Your state agency will notify you directly of your tentative award status.
- Participating states include Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont, as well as the District of Columbia.
- You may deduct a non-Massachusetts state scholarship from your bill if you provide a copy of your official notification, but only with the understanding that the student is responsible for any balance due if the state subsequently revokes or adjusts the award.
- To find out more information about your state’s financial aid programs, please visit the following websites: