Financial obligations can sometimes seem burdensome. But, fortunately, there are many types of student aid that don’t have to be paid back. Unlike student loans, grants are financial gifts awarded to students who display economic need. Find out which type of grant you may qualify for.
Federal and State Grants – These grants are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program. To remain eligible, you must make satisfactory academic progress and not be in default or owe a return repayment on a grant or loan. Please review each grant for specific requirements.
These grants include:
Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. For more information on the Federal Pell Grant, please visit the Federal Student Aid Programs.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
State grant programs from Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont make grant amounts available to students who are residents attending school in any state. For information on grant amounts from these states, please contact your state's Department of Higher Education, or the Embry-Riddle Financial Aid Office.
To see if you qualify for grants, apply for financial aid today.