GrantsGrants

Grants are a form of financial aid that you do not need to repay. Many grants are based on financial need, and some also take into consideration academic performance, academic degree program, and/or residence status.

You will need to complete your FAFSA to be evaluated for federal grant eligibility.


Federal Pell Grant

Watch a short video about the Federal Pell Grant.

Amount per year:

  • 2016-17: $590 to $5,815
  • 2017-18: $593 to $5,920

Eligibility:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Undergraduate student
  • U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Need based: 2016-17 EFC of $5,234 or less; 2017-18 EFC of $5,328 or less
  • Prorated based on enrollment
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change
  • Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU)
    Some students may be affected by the Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) requirements for the Federal Pell Grant.  Students who are close to or who have met his or her limit do not need to send any documentation unless it is requested in ASIST.  Read more about the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Watch a short video about the FSEOG.

Amount per year:

  • Resident, up to $1,000
  • Online, up to $800

Eligibility:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Undergraduate student
  • Must be eligible for Federal Pell Grant
  • Need Based: Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = 0
  • Enrolled at least half-time
  • Funds are limited to early applicants
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change

Federal TEACH Grant

Learn more details about the Federal TEACH Grant. Also, watch this short video about the Federal TEACH Grant

Amount per year:

  • Up to $4,000

Eligibility:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Enrolled in TEACH Grant eligible major
  • Maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average
  • Prorated based on enrollment
  • Must fulfill post-graduation teaching requirements or this grant becomes a Direct unsubsidized loan
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change

Liberty Supplemental Grant

Amount per year:

  • EFC is 0-1000: $1,500
  • EFC is 1001-2500: $1,000
  • EFC is 2501-6000: $500 

Eligibility: 

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Residential undergraduate student
  • Must be enrolled full-time
  • Need Based
  • Must borrow full Subsidized Federal Direct Student Loan
  • Based on Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change

Liberty Scholars Grant Program (undergraduate) 

Amount per year:

  • EFC is 0-1000: $2,200
  • EFC is 1001-2500: $1,700
  • EFC is 2501-6000: $1,200 

Eligibility: 

  • Liberty Scholars Grant is awarded in addition to the Liberty Supplemental Grant (see above)
  • New Resident undergraduate, full-time, consecutively enrolled, degree-seeking students
  • For students beginning first-time enrollment on or after Fall 2017 semester
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress while enrolled at Liberty
  • Must have a qualifying federally calculated 9 month EFC in the entry year. Future year awards are based on first year amount.
  • Must be eligible for and awarded the Liberty Academic Scholarship
  • Must apply for financial aid through the FAFSA and complete verification (as applicable) each year

Tobacco Region Scholarship

Amount per year:

Up to $90 per semester credit hour up to 120 hours minus transfer hours accepted by the University, if applicable.

Eligibility:

  • Must be from a specific Southside, VA county or city
  • More details at the program's homepage

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

See more details about the VTAG

Amount per year:

2016-2017:

  • $3,200 undergraduate
  • $1,600 graduate

Eligibility:

  • 2017-18 VTAG application (for students enrolling for Fall 2017 or later)
  • Must be a Virginia domiciled resident
  • Must not have moved to Virginia for purposes of attending post-secondary school
  • Students who have previously received VTAG do not need to submit a new application unless changing programs from undergraduate to graduate, or if they have broken enrollment.
  • Awarded for qualifying majors only
  • More details at the Virginia grants page
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change
  • Domicile Brochure from SCHEV

Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant

Amount per year:

  • Up to $1,000 for standard award
  • Up to an additional $1,000 for certain majors

Eligibility:

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Undergraduate in-state student (first time entering freshman no earlier than fall 2007)
  • Must be a Virginia domiciled resident
  • Must not have moved to Virginia for purposes of attending post-secondary school
  • Need Based: Returning students must have an EFC of $8,000 or less. Students who became eligible for the first time in Fall 2012 are granted the maximum EFC of $9,000. Students who became eligible for the first time in Fall 2013 are granted the maximum EFC of $12,000.
  • Must meet Selective Service requirements
  • Must have earned an Associate's degree at a Virginia two-year public institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for the Associate's degree
  • Must maintain the 3.0 cumulative GPA at Liberty University
  • Must be enrolled full time at Liberty University by the fall or spring semester following the completion of the Associate's degree
  • Degree program cannot be for religious training or theological education
  • Additional $1,000 requires major in science, teaching, mathematics, engineering or nursing
  • Limited to three years or 70 credit hours
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change
  • If eligible, an application will be available in the student's ASIST account in the Financial Aid Forms section. If a student believes he or she is eligible for the Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant but the application is not available to complete in ASIST, please contact the Liberty University Financial Aid Office by email at financialaid@liberty.edu.
  • Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant award projections will always be estimated awards until a final State budget is passed and a final roster of students is collected.  Please keep in mind that this grant is subject to change based on State budgetary needs.

Virginia: Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship

Amount per year:

  • Scholarship amount is based on tuition and fees and an allowance for books/supplies
  • Up to $1,000 for books per term

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student
  • Must currently be a Virginia domiciled resident
  • Must not have moved to Virginia for purposes of attending post-secondary school
  • Must have been a Virginia domiciled resident between 1954 and 1964 and:
  • A student in qualifying public school systems closed to avoid desegregation; and
  • Unable to begin, continue, or complete your public school education during this time; or
  • Relocated within or outside of Virginia to begin, continue, or complete your public school education during these years due to a school closing to avoid desegregation; or
  • Ineligible to attend a private academy or foundation, in- or out-of-state established to circumvent desegregation; or
  • Unable to pursue postsecondary education opportunities or training because of the inability to obtain a high school diploma or its equivalency
  • Rawlings School of Divinity and theological academic programs are not eligible

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