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  • Federal Grants

    At The New School federal grant programs are available for undergraduate degree programs only.

    Pell Grants

    The Pell Grant Program promotes broader access to college education by providing need-based financial aid to low-income undergraduate students. Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education using a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which other federal and nonfederal grants and loans may be added. Unlike federal loans, Pell Grants do not have to be repaid.

    • If you are eligible, the amount of your grant will depend on your expected family contribution as determined by the government, your cost of attendance as determined by The New School, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and whether you plan to attend school for a full academic year or less. The grant is subject to change each award year and depends in part of on funding of the program by Congress. The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2014-2015 award year is $5,730.
    • If Department of Education reports that you are eligible, Student Financial Services will credit your student account for the amount of your grant, dividing the annual award equally between the fall and spring term.

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

    FSEOG is a program that supplements Pell Grant aid for undergraduate students with exceptional financial needs. Pell Grant recipients whose expected family contribution (EFC) calculation equals zero are considered first for a FSEOG. Like the Pell Grant, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid.

    • You can receive up to $500 a year as a supplemental grant, depending on when you apply, your net financial need, the New School's institutional award policies, and availability of funds.
    • If you are eligible for an FSEOG, Student Financial Services will credit your student account for the amount of your grant, dividing the annual award equally between the fall and spring term.

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