Grants are gift assistance awarded to qualified undergraduate students (except the Federal TEACH Grant, which is available to both undergraduate and graduate students) demonstrating exceptional financial need (i.e., grants are need-based aid). Grants do not have to be repaid as long as enrollment for the semester in which you receive the grant is maintained.
|Grant Program||AZ Residency Required?||Award Range|
|Federal Pell Grant||No||$581 - $5,775 for 2015-2016
(amounts subject to change due to federal budget negotiations)
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant*||No||Varies based on available funding.|
|Financial Aid Trust Grant*||Yes||Varies based on available funding.|
|University Grant*||No||Varies based on available funding.|
|FA Program Fee Grant*||No||Varies based on available funding.|
|Federal TEACH Grant||No||Up to $4,000 (amount varies due to the sequestration)
You can receive a $16,000 cumulative maximum if you are an undergraduate student or enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher credential program; $8,000 cumulative maximum if you are a graduate student.
* Not available to students who have attempted 120 credits or more credits. Attempted credits include all ASU earned and unearned credits, all transfer credits and AP credits.
All grants require the student to file a FAFSA by the ASU priority filing date of March 1 each year and are awarded to students who are eligible for need-based aid. Completion of the FAFSA by the priority filing date of March 1 is recommended due to the funding limitations of some programs. Monitor your My ASU account and submit all documents promptly. Your financial aid file must be complete before grant eligibility is considered.
If you are awarded a grant, you will need to sign in on My ASU to accept your grants, except the Federal Pell Grant which is automatically accepted for you. Grants are disbursed each semester based on your enrollment status and will be prorated if you are not enrolled full-time. You may be asked to return a portion of your grant if you do not maintain your enrollment status for the entire semester (see our Census Policy). Also be advised that receiving outside resources at any time during the academic year will reduce your eligibility for grants (see our Overawards Policy).
The State of Arizona offers grants that ASU students can apply for. To learn more and apply for these grant, visit https://azgrants.az.gov.