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Grants

 

Grants are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Many grants are based on financial need, however, some grants also take into consideration academic performance, academic degree program and/or residence status.

To be evaluated for federal grant eligibility, please complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.

To be evaluated for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG), you must be a Virginia domiciled resident who completes a valid VTAG Application prior to the July 31 deadline.

Refer to the table below for more information about available grants.

 

Name of Grant Amount per year Eligibility

Federal Pell Grant

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2014-15: $587 to $5,730

2013-14: $574 to $5,645

  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Undergraduate student
  • U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Need Based: 2014-15 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,157 or less.
  • Need Based: 2013-14 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,081 or less.
  • Prorated based on enrollment
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change
  • 2014-15: Fall/Spring/Summer Max = $5,730
  • 2013-14: Fall/Spring/Summer Max = $5,645
  • 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.  Students can read more about the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility details here.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

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Resident, up to $1,000

Online, up to $800

  • 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

Watch a short video about the Federal TEACH Grant

Up to $6,000

  • 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
  • Fall/Spring/Summer Max = $6,000
  • Fall/Spring Max = $4,000

Liberty Supplemental Grant

EFC is 0 to 1000

EFC is 1001 to 2500

EFC is 2501 to 6000

$1500

$1000

$500

  • 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)

EFC is 0 to 1000

EFC is 1001 to 2500

EFC is 2501 to 6000

$2000

$1500

$1000


 

  • 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 2014 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 apply for financial aid through the FAFSA and complete verification (as applicable) each year
  • Must have a cumulative unweighted high school grade point average of 2.7 or higher and  (ACT of 20 or higher or SAT of 930 or higher) or be an eligible transfer student receiving the Academic Achievement Scholarship
Liberty Graduate Scholars Grant Program

Amount Awarded Per Term based on GPA and EFC

GPA

EFC is 0 to 1000

EFC is 1001 to 2500

EFC is 2501 to 6000

3.6 to 4.0

$1000

$800

$600

3.2 to 3.599

$500

$400

$300

 

  • New Resident graduate full-time consecutively enrolled degree-seeking students.
  • This program does not include Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, Liberty School of Law, or Liberty College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • For students beginning first-time enrollment on or after fall 2014 semester
  • Must have an undergraduate degree earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Must have a qualifying federally calculated 9 month EFC in the entry year
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress while enrolled at Liberty
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Student may receive awards for up to three terms per year (fall, spring, summer)
Tobacco Region Scholarship

2013-2014:

Up to $100 per semester credit hour

  • Must be from a specific Southside, VA county or city
  • For new, undergraduate students for Fall 2013
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2013
  • More details at the program's homepage

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

2014-2015:

$3,100 undergraduate

$1,550 graduate

 

  • Complete the 2014-15 VTAG application
  • 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

Up to $1,000 for standard award

Up to an additional $1,000 for certain majors

  • 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 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

Virginia: Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship

Scholarship amount is based on tuition and fees and an allowance for books/supplies

Up to $1000 for books per term

  • 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
  • Seminary and theological academic programs are not eligible

 

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