What are Pell Grants?
Pell Grants are need-based federal grants that provide financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students. Unlike loans, Pell Grants do not require repayment, offering a way to lighten the financial load associated with pursuing a college degree.
Qualification & Eligibility
To determine eligibility for Pell Grants, you'll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application takes into account factors such as your family's income, household size, and educational costs. Pell Grants are targeted at undergraduates pursuing their first bachelor's degree or qualifying post-baccalaureate programs.
Funding Tailored to You
The amount of a Pell Grant varies based on your demonstrated financial need, the cost of attending USW, and whether you're a full-time or part-time student. This funding is designed to supplement your education-related expenses, including tuition, books, supplies, and more.
Applying Made Simple
Applying for Pell Grants is a seamless process. By submitting your FAFSA, you'll automatically be considered for this grant. To maximize your chances of receiving Pell Grant funding, we recommend completing your FAFSA early.
Enhancing Your Financial Aid Package
Pell Grants are just one facet of the comprehensive financial aid opportunities available at USW. We encourage you to explore our range of scholarships, grants, and support services that can help you achieve your academic goals without overwhelming financial stress.
Additional details for this grant, as well as all financial aid policies, can be found in the academic catalog.