Grants


 

Federal Pell Grant is for undergraduate students with exceptional need who have not already earned a bachelor's degree. The award amount varies depending on estimated family contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. Please note that award amounts posted on POUNCE are usually based on full-time enrollment status. Your award may be less if you are enrolled in less than 12 hours of coursework.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduate students with exceptional need who have not earned a bachelor's degree. If a student is eligible for the Pell Grant, he or she may also be eligible for FSEOG. However, funding is very limited. These funds are awarded on a first come, first served basis.


Georgia Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant (GLEPD) is for Georgia residents who are dependent children of law enforcement officers, prison guards, or firemen who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. For more information on this grant, go to GLEPD website.


 

TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Program provides grants up to $4,000 to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The Federal TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant Program may be available to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students who have been accepted into the College of Education and have a 3.25 GPA or better. For more information, visit TEACH.


NOTICE OF CHANGE TO TEACH GRANT

As noted in the March 1, 2013 Electronic Announcement, the TEACH Grant Program is subject to an across-the-board budget cut under the sequester. Institutions must comply with the following guidance when awarding and disbursing TEACH Grants.
The reductions only apply when the first disbursement of a TEACH Grant award is made after March 1, 2013. Second or other subsequent disbursements of a TEACH Grant award for which the first disbursement was made on or before March 1, 2013 are not subject to the sequester required reduction.
TEACH Grant awards that are subject to the sequester, require reductions of 6.0 percent (revised May 31, 2013) from the award amount for which the student would otherwise have been eligible, not from the Scheduled Award amount of $4,000. Therefore, a student who was eligible to receive the full TEACH Grant Scheduled Award amount of $4,000 would have the award reduced by $240.00 ($4,000 x 6.0%), resulting in an award amount of $3,760.00 However, a student who would have received less than the $4,000 Scheduled Award amount because the student is enrolled only for a portion of the award year or is enrolled less than full-time or both would have the reduction based on that lesser amount. For example, for a student whose TEACH Grant award would have been $1,500 because the student was enrolled three-quarter time for just one semester, the institution must reduce the award by $90.00 ($1,500 x 6.0%), resulting in an award of $1,410.00.
The sequester changes, beginning on October 1, 2013, the percentage by which TEACH Grant awards must be reduced as compared to the sequester percentage reduction that became effective last spring. Specifically, TEACH Grant awards where the first disbursement is made on or after October 1, 2013, must be reduced by 7.2 percent from the original statutory amounts. TEACH Grant awards, where the first disbursement was made after March 1, 2013 and prior to October 1, 2013, continue to be covered under the FY 2013 sequester and must be reduced by 6.0 percent from the original statutory award amount regardless of when any subsequent disbursement of the award is made.