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A grant is a type of gift aid that does not have to be repaid. Each grant has different requirements for eligibility. Eligibility for need-based and non-need-based grants is determined using federal, state and/or institutional formulas and information the student provided on FAFSA. Completion of the FAFSA is the only application required to be considered for the specific grant programs listed below. Please visit collegeilllinois.org to find information regarding grant programs administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.


Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant is a need-based federally funded grant awarded for educational expenses by the U.S. Department of Education to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.

Annual Amount

What determines eligibility?

How to Apply

$555 to $5,730

  • Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) must be less than $5157

File FAFSA

Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) Grant

Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) Grant is a need-based state funded grant awarded by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Grant may be limited based on FAFSA application date, number of applicants, and funding levels by the Illinois General Assembly. Students with sophomore standing who have accumulated 75 MAP Eligibility Units or students who have accumulated 135 MAP Eligibility Units are not eligible.

Annual Amount

What determines eligibility?

How to Apply

$300 to $4,720 -Amount awarded applies to tuition and mandatory fees only

  • Student and parents must be Illinois residents
  • State formula determines eligibility
  • EFC must be less than 9000
  • Students with less than 15 credit hours will be pro-rated
  • Awards are made until funds are depleted

File FAFSA as soon as possible.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – is a need-based federally funded grant awarded by the Financial Aid Office to undergraduate on-campus students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Annual Amount

What determines eligibility?

How to Apply

$200 to $2,000

  • Must be Pell Grant eligible
  • Must have a SIU GPA greater than or equal to 2.00 at the time student is packaged
  • Must be enrolled full-time

File FAFSA as soon as possible and submit all requested documents. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Student-to-Student (STS) Grant

Student-to-Student (STS) Grant – is a need-based grant funded in part by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Voluntary student contributions are matched, dollar-for-dollar, by ISAC. The grant is awarded by the Financial Aid Office to undergraduate on-campus students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Annual Amount

What determines eligibility?

How to Apply

$200 to $1,000

  • Must have a SIUC GPA greater than or equal to 2.00 at the time the student is packaged

File FAFSA as soon as possible and submit all requested documents. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

SIUC Need-Based Grant(INBG)

SIUC Need-Based Grant(INBG) - is a need-based grant funded by the University and awarded by the Financial Aid Office to undergraduate on-campus students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Annual Amount

What determines eligibility?

How to Apply

$200 to $2,000

  • Must have a SIU GPA greater than or equal to 2.00 at the time the student is packaged
  • EFC less than $9,000

File FAFSA as soon as possible and submit all requested documents. Awards are made until funds are depleted.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH) - is a non-need-based grant federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded by the Financial Aid Office to undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students who agree to teach for at least four years within eight years of finishing their teacher preparation program as full-time “high-qualified” teachers in high-need fields in public or not-for-profit private elementary or secondary schools that serve students from low-income families. For more information click here.

Annual Amount

What determines eligibility?

How to Apply

$4000 prorated for part-time students

  • Must score above the 75th percentile on a national standardized college admissions test, OR
  • have a cumulative high school graduate GPA of at least 3.25 and maintain that GPA throughout academic program.
  • Be enrolled in a teacher education program in one of the following:
  • Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education

File FAFSA - Go to Federal Student Aid website

and -Complete TEACH Grant counseling,

and -sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay form.

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