Types of Aid - Grants

Your UWF financial aid package will be made up of a combination of awards depending on your academic standing and your financial need. Awards including scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study opportunities are all part of what makes a UWF education affordable.


Types of Grants

  • Federal Pell Grants are available to undergraduate students working on a first bachelor's degree. Pell Grants are the primary need-based federal aid program and are awarded based on enrollment status. The maximum award for 2014-2015 is $5730 per academic year for full-time enrollment.  Pell Grant is the only type of aid awarded for enrollment less than 6 hours.
    • Effective July 1, 2012, Congress implemented a life time eligibility limit for receipt of a Pell Grant. A student is limited to 12 semesters (full-time enrollment) of Pell Grant. All previous Pell Grant awards are included in the total; you may check your financial aid history at nslds.ed.gov.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are need-based federal funds awarded by UWF. Awards up to $2000 per academic year (fall and spring) are available to a limited number of students enrolled at least half-time (6 undergraduate hours) and working on a first undergraduate degree. A student must be receiving Pell Grant to be eligible for FSEOG.
  • TEACH Grant - UWF does not participate in the Federal TEACH Grant program.
  • Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) - Need-based state grant for Florida residents working on a first undergraduate degree. Awards up to $2600 per academic year (fall and spring) are available to a limited number of students. Renewal requirements dictate that a student who received FSAG during the 2013-2014 academic year must have completed a minimum number of credits and have a 2.0 UWF GPA by the end of Spring term 2014 in addition to the other eligibility criteria. FSAG can be awarded for a maximum of 9 semesters. FSAG has a priority deadline date of March 1, 2014, which means your FAFSA must be processed by this date.
  • First Generation Matching Grant is a need-based state grant available to a limited number of Florida resident, undergraduate students who are identified on the FAFSA as a first generation college student. Awards are up to $2000 per academic year for students who enroll at least half-time (6 undergraduate hours). This grant is subject to availability of funds.
  • UWF Educational Enhancement Grant- Institutional grant awarded by the Financial Aid Office to students with documented need. Award amounts are variable and are available to a limited number of students enrolled at least half-time (6 undergraduate hours) and working on a first undergraduate degree.
  • UWF Financial Aid Grant- Institutional grant awarded by the Financial Aid Office to students with documented need. Award amounts are variable and are available to a limited number of students enrolled at least half-time (6 undergraduate hours) and working on a first undergraduate degree.
  • UWF Graduate Grant - Institutional grant awarded by the Financial Aid Office to graduate students with documented need. Awards up to $2000 per academic year (fall and spring) are available to a limited number of graduate students working on a first graduate degree and enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) in graduate level courses.

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