Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are the federal government’s basic grant program. A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. For 2022-2023, the maximum Pell Grant is $10,342.00. The amount students receive depends on their expected family contribution; their enrollment status (full time, three-quarter time, half-time, or less than half-time), and the number of semesters they are attending for the year. The funds are applied directly to the student’s account with any excess refunded to the student. Students with a bachelor’s degree are not eligible.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)
FSEOG is a federal grant program intended for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. An FSEOG does not have to be repaid. Limited funds are available and awarded to Pell Grant recipients enrolled at least half-time. Yearly awards range from $400-$800. If students apply early, they are more likely to receive an FSEOG. The funds are applied directly to the student's account with any excess refunded to the student. Students with a bachelor's degree are not eligible.
The Unique Scholarship
The Unique Annual Scholarship is a State of New Hampshire grant for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The Unique Scholarship does not have to be repaid. The student must be a New Hampshire resident, must be enrolled at least half-time (six or more credits), and must have completed the FAFSA by December 31 of the financial aid year. Scholarships are prorated based on a student's actual enrollment each semester.