Grants are a form of gift aid (no service or repayment requirements) with eligibility based on need. To be considered for federal, state or university grants, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov annually. Grants are restricted to undergraduates at UM-Dearborn.
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All these grants require a student to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate need according to program criteria. Many programs have funding limitations. It is to a student’s advantage to file the FAFSA by the recommended filing deadline and respond promptly to any request for documents.
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grant is a federal program with award ranges from approximately $605 to $5,645. An Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 results in an award of $5,645 based on full-time enrollment for the academic year. The Federal Pell Grant Program is considered the foundation grant to which all other sources are added to create a financial aid package. Pell Grant is one of the few programs that permit some students to receive a prorated portion of the award at a less-than-half-time enrollment status.
The Federal Pell Grant Program has lifetime eligibility limitations for all Pell Grant recipients. Pell Grant recipients are eligible to receive a maximum of 12 full-time semesters of this grant. Once a student has used 12 full-time semesters, he/she is no longer eligible for any additional Federal Pell Grant. There is no appeal for this restriction.
Students are able to track their eligibility used on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Access is gained using your Federal Student Aid PIN.
The limitations of financial aid eligibility impact financial aid and scholarship programs. It is important to work closely with your academic advisor to stay on track to meet degree requirements to make the best use of financial aid funds.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG is a federal campus-based program that is used to supplement the Pell Grant. At the University of Michigan – Dearborn, FSEOG is reserved for students with Expected Family Contributions (EFC) ranging from 0-1000. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits).
TEACH Grant Program
The TEACH Grant provides assistance of up to $3,760 each year to students whose intention is to teach in a "high need field (subject matter)" and intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low income families. Unlike most need-based grant programs, the TEACH Grant is available to graduate students as well as undergraduates.
As a recipient, students agree to teach a "high need field", full-time and for a minimum of four years within eight years following program completion. The TEACH Grant will remain a grant if recipients meet the specific criteria. If recipients do not meet the criteria, the TEACH Grant converts to an unsubsidized loan with interest calculated to the initial disbursement date(s).
In addition to completing the FAFSA, candidates must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen and be enrolled in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching. The University of Michigan-Dearborn currently considers students who are of senior status as an undergraduate or graduate students with a high cumulative grade point average and admitted into a degree granting program of the School of Education and pursuing majors that fulfill the "high need fields" requirement.
The cumulative grade point average requirements for the TEACH Grant are: 3.25 for seniors and 6.5 for graduates. The degree programs currently considered are: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science. Eligible majors at UM-Dearborn are: Education, General Science, Mathematics Studies, Mathematics, Science Education, Science Studies, Special Education and Teaching.
High need fields are currently defined as: Bilingual Education and English Language Acquistion, Foreign Language, Mathemathics, Reading Specialist, Science, Special Education and other programs as they are identified by the U.S. Dept. of Education.
For additional information on the TEACH Grant, please visit this FAQ.
University of Michigan-Dearborn Grant
The University of Michigan–Dearborn Grant is to help high need students meet tuition costs. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Award amounts vary. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits).