Only undergraduate students who have not previously received a bachelor’s degree may apply for the grant programs listed below.
Federal Pell Grant Program (FPELL)
This is a grant available to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need based on the FAFSA and have not earned a bachelor or professional degree. The award amounts for the 2020-2021 academic year range from $639.00 to $6,345.00, based on Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
Undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time (12+ credits) to receive the full-time Pell Grant amount each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer). The award amount is pro-rated for students enrolled less than full-time.
Effective July 1, 2012, students can receive a Federal Pell Grant only for the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters (6 years) or a lifetime eligibility used of 600%.
o Each Federal Pell Grant Award received represents a percentage
- Full-time enrollment in a single semester = 50% Federal Pell Grant award
- Full-time enrollment in both fall and spring = 100% Federal Pell Grant award
o A student taking 6 hours each fall and spring semester would have 24 semesters of eligibility
- 25% of annual scheduled Federal Pell Grant award x 24 semesters = 600%
o It is critical that you stay on track with your degree plan so that you earn your degree before you run out of Federal Pell Grant eligibility
o To review the amount of lifetime Pell eligibility you have used, go to nslds.ed.gov
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
SEOG grants are intended, as the name implies, to supplement other aid. These grants are federally funded with each school receiving a fixed amount each year. Funds are awarded to a limited number of undergraduate students with preference being given to Pell recipients demonstrating exceptional financial need.
The TEACH grant is a federally funded program created by the College Cost reduction and Access Act (CCRAA), and is effective beginning with the 2008-2009 award year. The TEACH grant provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to students who plan on becoming a teacher and meet certain specified requirements. If a student who receives a TEACH grant does not complete the required teaching, the grant must be repaid as a Direct Unsubsidized Loan under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Alabama State University also requires that Teach Grant recipients have earned 63 or more credit hours.
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP)
This is a state program offering grants to eligible undergraduate Alabama students who meet financial need requirements.
These funds are available to students who meet the criteria set by various state higher education agencies. Students should contact those agencies within their state of legal residence for programs and availability.
Financial Aid Office
Alabama State University
J. Garrick Hardy Student Center C2.48
915 S. Jackson Street
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
Phone: (334) 229-4862
The Free Application for Student Aid is the most important step in applying for financial aid. It’s the fastest and most accurate way to apply.
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