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Financial Aid Options

Undergraduate Student Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is a federally-funded program for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Award amount ranges from $595 to $5,730 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Available for full-time, half-time, and less-than-half-time enrollment. Eligibility is automatically evaluated annually, based on your FAFSA results.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

SEOG is a federally-funded program for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Award amount ranges from $100 to $4,000, depending on your financial need, when you complete your FAFSA, the amount of other aid you receive and funding appropriations. Eligibility is automatically evaluated annually, based on your FAFSA results.

Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant

The MAP Grant is a state-funded program for undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are Illinois residents, attending an Illinois school. Award amounts are based on the number of credit hours for which you are enrolled (minimum of three credit hours per term), with award amounts ranging from $472 to $4,720 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Eligibility is automatically evaluated annually, based on your FAFSA results.

Saint Xavier University Grant

This program is University-funded gift aid for undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Award amounts vary depending on financial need, amount of other aid and fund availability. Eligibility is automatically evaluated annually, when FAFSA results are received. 

Minority Teachers for Illinois (MTI) Scholarship Program

MTI is a state-funded scholarship for minority students studying to become teachers, with the goal of increasing the number of qualified minority teachers in Illinois elementary and secondary schools with minority student populations of 30% or more. Eligible applicants must be enrolled at least half time as an undergraduate or graduate student. Award amount is up to $5,000 per academic year.

The MTI Scholarship requires an application in addition to the FAFSA. For more information and to submit an application, visit College Zone.

Federal TEACH Grant

This federal program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Students must be admitted to the School of Education and have a GPA of at least 3.25. Eligible students will be contacted by the Office of Financial Aid via email.

As a condition of receiving a TEACH Grant, you must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach:

To apply for TEACH Grant consideration, complete the TEACH Grant Initial & Subsequent Counseling and the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve (ATS).

Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois

This Illinois program provides grants to students of up to $2,500 at the freshman and sophomore grade levels and up to $5,000 at the junior and senior grade levels. It encourages academically talented Illinois students to pursue teaching careers in teacher shortage disciplines or at hard-to-staff schools by providing tuition assistance. Receipt of the grant entails a teaching requirement, post-graduation. 

Review eligibility criteria and application details for the Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois program.