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GRANTS
FEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM
This grant is the primary need-based Federal aid program. Repayment is not required. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students only. Awards are based upon enrollment status and individual eligibility.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT PROGRAM (SEOG)
These grants are intended for undergraduate students with high financial need. Repayment is not required. The grants are made only to undergraduate students in amounts ranging from $200 - $1,000 per year.

FLORIDA STUDENT ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM (FSAG)
The FSAG is awarded to undergraduate Florida residents who demonstrate financial need. Repayment is not required. Since there is no separate application form, eligible students should complete the ?Free Application for Federal Student Aid? or FAFSA. FSAG has a priority deadline of March 1st for the academic year that begins with the Fall semester. Your financial aid file must be complete by this date to guarantee consideration for FSAG funds.

EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT GRANTS
Limited funds are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. These grants are also used to supplement SEOG funds. Repayment is not required. Grants range in value from $200 - $2,000 per year.

UWF GRADUATE GRANTS
Limited funds are available to graduate students who demonstrate financial need. Repayment is not required. Grants range in value from $500 - $2,000 per year.

OUT-OF-STATE GRANTS
Limited funds are available to assist students with their out-of-state tuition. For information, undergraduate students should contact the Office of Admissions.

ACADEMIC COMPETITIVENESS GRANT (ACG)
This is a new federal grant available to first and second year undergraduate students who completed a rigorous high school curriculum as defined by the Department of Education. Additional eligibility requirements include Pell grant recipient, US citizen, full-time enrollment, and a 3.0 GPA for renewal. Award amounts are up to $750 per academic year for freshmen and $1300 for sophomores.

NATIONAL SMART GRANT
This is a new federal grant available to third and fourth year undergraduate students who have declared, and are enrolled in, an eligible major as defined by the Department of Education. Additional eligibility requirements include Pell grant recipient, US citizen, full-time enrollment, and a 3.0 GPA. Students are awarded up to $4000 per academic year.

FIRST GENERATION MATCHING GRANT
This is a new state grant available to a limited number of undergraduate students who are identified on the FAFSA as a first generation college student. Awards are up to $500 per semester for those students who are full-time and have financial need.

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