Springfield College students may apply for the following grants.
Springfield College Grant
The Office of Financial Aid determines eligibility based on financial need. Grants vary according to the level of need, available funding, and individual circumstances. Preference in awarding is given to full-time undergraduate students who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant and who complete the financial aid process by the appropriate priority date.
Priority dates for the Springfield College Grant are as follows:
- May 1. Award letters are mailed beginning mid-May.
The Massachusetts Part-Time Grant Program
This program is open to part-time degree candidates from the Boston and Springfield campuses who are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. Awards range from $200 to $800 per year. Awards are determined by the Springfield College Office of Financial Aid subject to OSFA regulations and funding. No special application is required for this program.
Veteran's Education Benefits
Veterans who have served 36 months of active duty after September 10, 2001, or who have been honorably discharged for a service-connected disability when serving 30 continuous days after that date are eligible for educational benefits under the Post 9/11 Federal GI Bill. Also eligible are dependents of veterans who qualify for transfer entitlement under the Post 9/11 Federal GI bill.
The Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 which pays up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition and fees. It also allows institutions of higher learning with tuition that exceeds the highest annual amount allowed of $17,500 to award scholarships of up to 50 percent of the amount above the allowed rate, which the VA will match. Springfield College participates in this program. This benefit is not needed for students whose tuition is fully funded under the allowed maximum rate. A veteran must be at 100% eligibility and approved by the VA to receive Yellow Ribbon benefits.
Additional information on veteran’s educational benefits can be found at here.
Federal Pell Grant
This is the basic federal grant program for undergraduates. Eligibility is determined by the College and is subject to federal regulations. The value of the grant is based on the school's cost of attendance, the calculated federal family contribution, and whether you are attending full or part-time. Award levels vary up to a maximum of $5,645. Federal rules limit the lifetime eligibility for Federal Pell grant and this may reduce or eliminate Federal Pell eligibility for some students.
To be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you need to have a verified Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with the college before the last day of your enrollment in the academic year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
These federal grants are administered by the College and awarded to high-need, undergraduate students. Awards vary depending on the student's need and the level of federal funding the College receives. Students must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant to be considered for the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. Priority is given to students who have a zero expected federal contribution per federal formula and who also lack other resources (including access to loans) to meet basic tuition charges.