Need Based Aid

 
 

FAFSA

Need-based gift aid is awarded based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and includes grants from the federal and state government. Types of need-based gift aid offered through Seton Hill University are listed below.


Seton Hill University Grant

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are making academic progress and show demonstrated financial need based on the results of the FAFSA form.

Federal Pell Grant

The federal Pell Grant program provides grants from the federal government to both full and part-time undergraduate students. Application can be made by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The maximum award in 2014-2015 is $5,730.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students who are making academic progress and show demonstrated financial need based on the results of the FAFSA form. The average award at Seton Hill is $800.

PHEAA State Grants

Residents of Pennsylvania who are attending school full-time or part-time (at least six credits in a semester) and who have need as determined by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) are eligible for awards from this state agency. Grants are awarded to students who are making academic progress and show demonstrated financial need based on the results of the FAFSA form, (filed after January 1 and before May 1), and residency status as determined by PHEAA. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the maximum award is $4,010.

Grants From Other States

If you reside in a reciprocal state, you may qualify for a state grant and be able to bring your grant into Pennsylvania.  The amounts may vary. Please contact your state agency about application procedures and deadline dates for the following: CT, DE, MA, ME, OH, RI, VT, WV, and DC.