Types of Financial Aid Available: Grants
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based award offered to students with high demonstrated financial need. Eligibility is based on a student’s EFC, and award amounts are prorated based on the student’s enrollment level. The Federal Government determines the maximum and minimum amounts annually.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
This grant program is funded by the federal government and is offered to students with the highest need, with priority given to Pell Grant recipients.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
This grant program is designed for students who are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant based on their EFC who otherwise meet the criteria for the Federal Pell Grant, and whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces who died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11.
Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program
Need-based award for Connecticut residents attending at least half-time who are working toward their first bachelor’s degree and who have an EFC as determined by the FAFSA that is less than the maximum EFC set by the State of Connecticut annually. There are currently three programs offered through the Connecticut Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program: Neet-Merit-Based, Need-Based, and Federal American Rescue Plan Act.
Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Program (MTIP)
The Connecticut Minority Teacher Incentive Program (MTIP) provides grants and college loan payment stipends to Connecticut minority group members who are enrolled undergraduates in teacher preparation programs as full-time students. Students must be nominated for MTIP, which is to be completed by the Director of Education Programs at Albertus Magnus College and complete Section A of the nomination form by October 15th. MTIP loan stipend applications must also include proof of loans and graduation to the Office of Higher Education and begin teaching in an accredited Connecticut public elementary or secondary school within 16 months of graduation, and work full-time at least 9 months in the same academic year. The form is then submitted to the Office of Higher Education.
Connecticut Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP III)
The Connecticut Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP III) grant is given to undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time and matriculated in a degree-seeking program. Students must be under the age of 22 when they receive their first scholarship and must have been enrolled in one of the eligible GEAR-UP III school systems to qualify for a GEAR-UP III award. Application for GEAR-UP III is through the completion of the Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).