The Pell Grant is a federal grant entitlement program, which means that the federal government will pay all applicants who meet all program eligibility criteria. In some cases, an eligible student may receive a Pell Grant if enrolled for less than 6 credits.
The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federal grant program that is awarded to the "most needy" students. Preference is given to Pell Grant recipients and students with a low family contribution. There are limited SEOG funds and students should have met the March 15, priority application filing date to ensure consideration. The maximum SEOG will be $400 per award year. Student's must be enrolled for at least 6 credits hours a semester.
The Commonwealth Award (COMA) Grant is a state grant. These grants range from $200 to $2,400 a year and are dependent on the student's remaining need. Student's must be enrolled for at least 6 credits hours a semester.
The VGAP Grant is state-funded program. In order to be considered a student must be: a first-time freshman, a dependent, a high school graduate with a high school GPA of at least a 2.5, a Virginia resident, and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student to qualify. The VGAP Grant will range from $1,000 to $2,900 a year. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for their VGAP award each semester and must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours each academic year to remain eligible for consideration during the next academic year.
The Part-time Tuition Assistance Program Grant is a state grant program. These grants are based on need and are awarded to eligible students who are enrolled for 1 to 6 credits a semester. These grant awards are for the tuition amount only.
The College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP) Grant is a state grant program. Preference is given to students with exceptional need. Recipients must be domiciled in Virginia. Student's must be enrolled for at least 6 credits hours a semester.