Federal Pell Grant – Undergraduate students are eligible for Pell Grants provided they complete the Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA). A student’s expected family contribution (EFC), provided by the FAFSA, cost of attendance (COA), and enrollment status are considered when determining a student’s Pell eligibility. All students eligible for a Pell Grant receive it. The award amounts change yearly, but the 2012-13 awards ranged from $400 to $5,550.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) – Undergraduate students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this grant. It is awarded to undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need, with priority given to full-time Pell Grant recipients. Widener University School of Law receives a fixed amount of FSEOG funds each year from the Department of Education. Amounts are subject to Congressional appropriations.
DE State Grant – Delaware residents may be eligible to receive a grant from the Delaware Scholarship Incentive Program (ScIP). It is awarded on the basis of need and offers awards of $700 to $2,200 per year. Applicants must have their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) processed by April 15. No additional application is necessary as your FAFSA results will automatically be released to the state if you indicate residency. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to receive the base grant amount.
PA State Grant – Pennsylvania residents may be eligible to receive a grant up to $600 from the state. Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and processed by May 1 in order to be considered for the PA State Grant.