Student Financial Services

Grants

Grants

The University of North Alabama participates in both the Federal Pell Grant and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant programs, in addition to the Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP).

Unlike loans, grants are not repaid unless you are awarded funds incorrectly or withdraw from school prior to the scheduled end of term. All federal grants are awarded to students based on financial need.

General information about these programs is included in the Student Guide, available in print upon request to UNA Student Financial Services or on-line at the US Department of Education web site.

UNA does NOT participate in the TEACH grant program.

Application

To be considered for any grant program at UNA, you must file the FAFSA.

Grant Amounts

All FAFSA applicants are automatically considered for all grants.  Pell grant recipients are awarded the maximum amounts based on eligibility according to the federal payment schedule. Standard award amounts for SEOG and ASAP are $300/year. Students must be eligible for a Pell Grant in order to receive SEOG or ASAP. Both SEOG and ASAP funds are limited.

Pell Eligibility

Pell grants are awarded exclusively to undergraduate students.  Students may receive an amount up to the maximum award for which he or she is eligible.  Pell grants are awarded based on full-time enrollment but will be reduced for less than full-time enrollment.

LIFETIME ELIGIBILITY FOR PELL GRANT IS NOW LIMITED:  The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 reduced the duration of a student's eligibility to receive the Pell grant from 18 semesters (or its equivalent) to 12 semesters (or its equivalent).  This provision applies to all Federal Pell grant eligible students.  Students should be mindful of the Pell grant lifetime eligibility limits when making academic plans.  Students who provided an email address when filing the FAFSA will be notified by the U. S. Department Education when he or she is near or has exceeded the lifetime eligibility.