Financial Aid: Available Grants
Note: When you complete the FAFSA or Renewal Application, you are applying for all federal, state and university grants and loans offered at WCSU.
Federal Pell Grants (Pell)
The Pell Grant was established as a basic access program for students from low and middle income families. To qualify for a Pell Grant, the student must:
- Be matriculated.
- Be registered at least half-time.
- Be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment, in an eligible program as an undergraduate student at the institution.
- Meet one of the following citizenship criteria:
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Be a permanent resident of the U.S.; or
- Provide evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service that he/she is in the United States for other than a temporary purpose, with the intention of becoming a citizen or permanent resident; or
- Be a permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands or the Northern Mariana Islands.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress according to the standards and practices of the institution.
- Not owe a refund on a Pell Grant, Supplement Grant or State Student Incentive received to meet the cost of attending the institution;
- Not be in default on any National Defense/Direct Student Loan (also known as Perkins Loan), Stafford Student Loan, or Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) received to meet the cost of attending the institution.
- Not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance during the period covered by this grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are awarded to students pursuing a first baccalaureate degree. Awards range from $100 to $4,000 per academic year. The conditions to be met in order to qualify for a supplemental grant are the same as those listed under Pell Grant above.
Connecticut Aid for Public Schools (CAPS)
*For current recipients only
A CAPS award can be given to part-time or full-time matriculated students. Recipients must be CT residents. The grant can not exceed financial need.
Connecticut Governor's Scholarship
CT resident who attends a CT public or non-profit private college full time. Recipient must have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) within the allowable range.
Connecticut State University Grant Aid (CSUG)
Public Act 76-181 authorizes the Board of Trustees for the State University to allocate funds to be given as grants to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled as matriculated students in a degree granting program.