Government Grants

Government Grants

Federal Pell Grant: This grant is the need-based foundation of the federal financial aid program. Apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at A student with a FAFSA EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $0 to $5,273 will be eligible for a Pell Grant. Eligible full time students may receive from $555 to $5,550 toward educational expenses. Grants do not have to be repaid. Pell Grants, as an entitlement program, are available regardless of when the FAFSA is filed during the year, up to the last class day of that academic year.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): This grant is administered by the college under the guidelines of federal policy as the funds are available. Eligible students who need additional assistance may receive $250 for their educational expenses, with Pell Grant recipients being given first consideration. In order to be eligible for consideration, the student must submit a FAFSA and an ENC Financial Aid Application.

Federal TEACH Grant: This grant totaling $4,000 a year. In exchange for receiving a TEACH grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. As a recipient of this grant, you must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH grant. IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s)were disbursed. Please see Financial Aid for details about student eligibility requirements and approved teaching programs.

State Scholarships: Several states provide grant and scholarship money that can be applied towards educational purposes. Some states do not allow their funds to be used out of state. ENC may not receive notification of the award until after school begins. Consequently, students should be aware that aid may be adjusted when the official notification is received from the state agency. Generally only the FAFSA is required for students to be considered; however, some states may require other forms. Students should check with their state Department of Education or local secondary school guidance office on this matter. State deadlines can be as early as March 1. May 1 is the application deadline for many state grant programs, however, students should check the Deadlines for State Student Aid section of the FAFSA instructions to be sure about state deadlines.

Armed Forces Benefits: Eastern Nazarene College works closely with our active armed forces, veterans and ROTC programs. We work with our service members to maximize their benefits at ENC. We are an accredited college that qualifies for receiving all benefits offered by the government to private colleges. ENC fully participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and gives full tuition and fees to eligible students that qualify.


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