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Grants

Listed below are some of the more common grants that Saint Anselm students receive as part of the financial aid package.

Pell Grants
The Federal Pell Grant is gift assistance for undergraduate students; it does not need to be repaid. The U.S. Department of Education determines a student's eligibility for this grant each year after the student completes the FAFSA. The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants directly from the federal government in amounts ranging from $600 to $5,730 per year, depending upon the financial circumstances of each family.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG is gift assistance that does not need to be repaid. Federal regulations mandate that students with exceptional need receive this grant and priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Award amounts vary from year to year based on federal funding and the number of eligible applicants. Awards range from $200 to $4,000.

State Scholarships and Grants
Eligible students may receive state grants from some of the New England states, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., if you file the FAFSA by their home state's deadline (Rhode Island is March 1; others May 1). Check the date for your home state's policy in the FAFSA information. We require students to apply for state funds when available. We will not replace missed state aid with Saint Anselm College grants or scholarships.

Local Scholarships and Awards
We strongly urge all students to apply for outside scholarships available from guidance counselors, the Web, and local civic and business organizations. Saint Anselm College is a matching partner in the Dollars for Scholars (Scholarship America) Program.