Federal

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based grant program mainly for undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or graduate degree. In some limited cases, students might receive a Pell Grant if enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program. 

Eligibility: Eligibility is determined by the information the student and the parents (if the student is dependent) provide on the FAFSA form, the resulting estimated family contribution (EFC), and the number of credits for which the student is enrolled. Awards are limited to 12 full-time semesters.

2017-18 Award amount: $593–$5,920

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need—those with the lowest EFC.

Eligibility: Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority for FSEOG awards. Grants are made to all applicants who meet the award criteria on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. This typically includes all undergraduates with an EFC of zero, including those enrolled part-time.

2017-18 Award amount: $100–$4,000

 

AmeriCorps Education Award

AmeriCorps is a government program that offers educational benefits to people who complete a term of intensive community service in a variety of areas.

Eligibility: Students who have worked in the AmeriCorps program may use their award toward tuition and related expenses at SAIC for both degree and nondegree courses. Students have up to seven years after their term of service has ended to claim the award.

Award amount: Varies

The award will appear as anticipated aid on SAIC Self-Service, invoices, and statements in two (2) disbursements per semester;  one at the beginning of the term, and the 2nd is sent to SAIC after the mid-point of the term. Anticipated aid is deducted from the amount due to the school. When the funds are received, they are disbursed directly to the student's account.

To use an AmeriCorps award, log on to MyAmeriCorps and complete an online payment voucher. An electronic request will be sent to the AmeriCorps representative in the SAIC Office of Student Financial Services to be certified. If approved, the request will be electronically certified, and the funds will be sent to SAIC by ACH electronic payment.

 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit earned by individuals who complete an approved term of national service in AmeriCorps programs. It is a government program that offers educational benefits to people who complete a term of intensive community service in a variety of areas.

Eligibility: Students who have worked in the AmeriCorps program may use their award toward tuition and related expenses at SAIC for both degree and nondegree courses. Students have up to seven years after their term of service has ended to claim the award.

Award amount: Varies

The award will appear as anticipated aid on Self-Service, invoices, and statements in two (2) disbursements per semester;  one at the beginning of the term, and the 2nd is sent to SAIC after the mid-point of the term. Anticipated aid is deducted from the amount due to the school. When the funds are received, they are disbursed directly to the student's account.

To use a Segal AmeriCorps Award, log on to MyAmeriCorps and complete an online payment voucher. An electronic request will be sent to the Segal AmeriCorps representative in the SAIC Office of Student Financial Services to be certified. If approved, the request will be electronically certified, and the funds will be sent to SAIC by ACH electronic payment.

 

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Matching Program - For SAIC Degree Students

Qualifying students admitted to a degree program at SAIC will be eligible to receive up to $1000 per year for a maximum of $4000 for undergraduate students, and $2000-$3000 for graduate students depending on their course of study.  The actual amount of the award received is dependent upon the total number of credit hours taken at SAIC to complete the degree requirements. The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, when combined with other grants/scholarship and other gift aid dollars, will be limited to tuition only.