Grants

Type
Forms Required
Deadlines
Who Awards the Funds?
Annual & Lifetime Limits
Need Based (requires FAFSA)
Additional Award Criteria
Minimum Credit Hours for Disbursement Per Term
Renewal Criteria
Additional Information
Federal Pell GrantsFAFSAAt least 6-8 weeks before start of term(s) for which neededU.S. Dept. of EducationUp to $5550. Limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time paid semesters.YesMaintain Satisfactory ProgressFirst Scheduled Award:
12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Less than 6 hours for 1/4 grant

Second Scheduled Award:
12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Complete the FAFSA each yearFederal grant for undergraduate students seeking their first baccalaureate degree. First day class attendance required.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)FAFSAMarch 1 (priority deadline)University Scholarships and Financial Aid ServicesUp to $1000Yes, must qualify for a Pell grantMaintain Satisfactory Progress12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Complete the FAFSA each yearFederally funded grant for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. First day class attendance required.
Federal TEACH GrantFAFSA, Attend College of Education Information Session, TEACH Grant Counseling, Agreement to ServeAt least 6-8 weeks before start of term(s) for which neededUniversity Scholarships and Financial Aid ServicesUp to 4,000 per academic year. 16,000 maximum for undergraduate and post baccalaureate. 8,000 maximum for graduate level students.NoCumulative 3.25 GPA for each payment period or score above 75th percentile on admission test (SAT, ACT, or GRE)Undergraduate
12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Less than 6 hours for 1/4 grant

Graduate
9 for full grant
5-8 for half grant
Less than 5 hours for 1/4 grant
Complete the FAFSA each year & maintain at least a 3.25 GPA each payment periodStudents must certify that they understand the terms and conditions. If the terms and conditions are not met, the grant must be repaid as an Unsubsidized Direct Loan, with interest accrued from the date(s) of original disbursement.
First Generation Matching Grant (FGMG)FAFSA, FGMG CertificationFAFSA-March 1st (Priority Deadline)University Scholarships and Financial Aid ServicesAmounts vary.Yes3.0 HS GPA & 2.5 USF GPA12
Full-time enrollment in USF classes only.
Complete the FAFSA each year & maintain a 2.5 USF GPAAwards contingent upon receipt of state funding & institutional matching funds.
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)FAFSANo later than March 1; however, funds are limited and awarded on a first come, first served basis.University Scholarships and Financial Aid ServicesUp to $1600Yes, must qualify for a Pell grantMaintain 2.0 USF GPA12 for full grant
9 for 3/4 grant
6 for half grant
Complete the FAFSA each year; earn 24 cr. hrs./yr.1State funded grant for Pell eligible undergraduate Florida residents. Must be enrolled at least half-time in USF courses appropriate to your grade level. Cannot receive award beyond 135 attempted credit hours or 9 semesters, whichever comes first.
USF GrantFAFSAMarch 1 (priority deadline)University Scholarships and Financial Aid ServicesUp to $1000YesMaintain 2.0 USF GPA Undergraduate; 3.0 USF GPA Graduate6 for half grant, undergraduate
(5 for half grant, graduate)
Complete the FAFSA each yearUSF funded grant for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need.
1: year includes fall, spring and the previous summer semesters
2: year includes fall and spring semesters only
3: year includes fall, spring and the subsequent summer semesters