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Grants

A grant is a form of aid based on need. It does not have to be repaid. Students must demonstrate financial need to be considered for the following grants:

For Undergraduate Students

  • Federal Pell Grant (PELL) may be used at any college or university you attend as a matriculated undergraduate. It serves as the foundation of all financial aid and is available for full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, and less than half-time study leading to a first undergraduate degree. Grants range from $400 to $5,920 per academic year, depending on your and/or your parents' financial resources.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federal grant program available to matriculated undergraduate students who demonstrate extreme financial need, with priority to Pell recipients with a zero expected family contribution (EFC).   The SEOG grants at Southern range from $200 to $500 per academic year. Funds are limited and depend on Southern's yearly allocations.
  • Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Grant (formerly Governor's Scholarship) (GOV-N) is a state grant available to matriculated undergraduate students who are Connecticut residents and demonstrate exceptional financial need.  The scholarship is based on the expected family contribution (EFC) determined by the federal processor and availability of funds.  The award ranges from $650 to $3,000 per academic year.
  • Connecticut State University Grant (CSUG) is authorized by Connecticut statute and allows the university to award grants to Connecticut resident and non-resident students. Grants are given to matriculated students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The range of awards at Southern is from $200 to $8,000 per academic year. 

For Graduate students

Connecticut State University Grant (CSUG) is authorized by Connecticut statute and allows the university to award grants to Connecticut resident and non-resident students. Grants are given to matriculated students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The range for full-time graduate students is $200 - $3000 and the range for part-time graduate students is $200 - $1500 per academic year. 

To be considered for this grant, an applicant must meet the following criteria: 

  • Register as a full-time student (minimum of 9 credits) or part-time student (4.5 - 8.5 credits) each semester (fall and spring);
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the federal financial aid definition.

 Cost of Attendance (financial aid budget) minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC) per FAFSA = Need 

  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

If you accept this grant, you must complete the Financial Aid Authorization questions in Banner.

Remember, we award students on the basis of full time enrollment. Grants may be reduced or canceled for half-time enrollment.