JCU helps to administer and facilitate several different Federal grant programs for our students. All of these programs require that the student files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to establish need and eligibility.
- Federal Pell Grants: The Federal Pell Grant Program is designed to assist students demonstrating financial need to obtain a higher education. The maximum award for the 2016-17 award year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) is $5,815. The maximum can change each award year and depends on program funding.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG): The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG) is administered to students of exceptional financial need who, without the grant, would be unable to continue their education.
- Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant: The TEACH Grant provides up to $3728 a year ($3724 a year beginning October 1, 2016), to be prorated for less than full-time enrollment, up to a lifetime maximum of $8000 for grant assistance to graduate students completing certain course work in teaching. In exchange for the grant, a student must sign an agreement to serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which the candidate received the TEACH Grant.