Federal Grants

Each student who requests financial assistance from St. Lawrence is expected to apply for any federal and state scholarship and grant assistance for which they may be eligible. Federal and state grants are resources that do not have to be repaid. Federal and state grants for which students may be eligible include:

  • Federal Pell Grants: This federal program makes direct grants available to students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States and have demonstrated eligibility according to federal guidelines using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The range of Federal Pell Grants in any year depends on annual federal appropriations. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $7,395 for the 2023-24 award year (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024).
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG): Under this program, the federal government makes funds available to St. Lawrence to assign to students. Priority for these funds is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. A student's financial-aid package may include both Federal Pell Grant and SEOG funds. The amount of an award will vary depending on when you apply, your level of need and St. Lawrence University's funding level. There is no guarantee every eligible student will be able to receive a SEOG.
  • TEACH Grants: The university no longer participates in the TEACH Grant program. The teaching certification programs ended in the fall of 2019.
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG): The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant is a federal grant for students whose parent or guardian was a member of the US Armed Forces and died in service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. More information may be found here.