Grants

Grants are "gift aid" which do not need to be repaid. They are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Most state grants are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  All grants require the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year.

Federal and State Grants

Basic information about each type of federal and state grant is provided below.

Federal Pell Grants

  • Undergraduate student that has not received a previous bachelor's degree
  • Award is determined by the Federal Government based on the family's expected contribution amount as calculated by the FAFSA.
  • Award is pro-rated based on enrollment status.
  • Must meet Federal eligibility requirements

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Pell Grant-eligible students have first priority.
  • Award amount is determined by the College based on funding levels from the federal government.

Vermont State Grant

  • Vermont Resident (as determined by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC))
  • Undergraduate student that has not received a previous bachelor's degree
  • Amount is pro-rated based on enrollment status.
  • Student must complete a Vermont Grant application at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
  • Funds are posted to student's account after enrollment is verified and payment is received from VSAC.

Non-Vermont State Grants

Residents of other states should contact their state agency that handles student aid to determine possible eligibility, terms and application requirements.