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Grants

Grants are gift aid from federal, state, or university sources. They are awarded to students on the basis of need, and they do not need to be repaid. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for grant awards. Below is a listing of grants offered at the University of Connecticut.


Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grants are offered to eligible students with exceptional financial need who are pursuing their first undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree. These funds do not require repayment.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine eligibility. Financial need for a Pell Grant is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) – a figure calculated using data entered on the FAFSA and a standard formula.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) are offered to eligible full-time undergraduates with exceptional financial need (typically Federal Pell Grant recipients) whose FAFSA has been received by the federal processor on or before UConn’s on-time deadline. They do not require repayment. These funds are limited and are awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

TEACH Grants

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants at the University of Connecticut are available to high-achieving Junior-level, Senior-level, and graduate students in selected high-need teacher preparation programs within the Neag School of Education (see “Learn More” link below).

Students receiving the TEACH Grant must agree to satisfy the Agreement to Serve (ATS) criteria which includes teaching full-time for at least four years within eight years of completing their program at a Title I school serving low-income students in a specified subject area (mathematics, science, a foreign language, bilingual education, special education, as a reading specialist, and other “high-need” fields). If the service agreement is not met, the grant must be repaid as an unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, with interest from the date(s) of first disbursement.

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State Grants/Scholarships

Governor’s Grant

The University of Connecticut awards the Governor’s Grant to eligible full time, in-state undergraduate students pursuing their first undergraduate degree whose FAFSA has been received by the federal processor on or before the on-time deadline. These funds are limited and are awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability. They do not require repayment.

Connecticut Aid to Public Colleges Grants

Connecticut Aid to Public Colleges Grants are offered to eligible full-time, continuing in-state undergraduate students pursuing their first undergraduate degree whose FAFSA has been received by the federal processor on or before the on-time deadline. These funds are limited and are awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability. They do not require repayment.


University Grants

Tuition Remission Grants

Tuition Remission Grants are offered to eligible full-time graduate students whose FAFSA has been received by the federal processor on or before the on-time deadline. These funds are limited and are awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability. They do not require repayment. Students who are not paying UConn tuition are not eligible for this grant.

University Grants

University Grants are offered to full-time undergraduate students pursuing their first undergraduate degree whose FAFSA has been received by the federal processor on or before the on-time deadline. These funds are limited and are awarded on the basis of financial need and fund availability. They do not require repayment. Students who are not paying UConn tuition are not eligible for this grant.