Federal Grants

University of Arkansas Grantham participates in the following Federal Student Aid (FSA) grant programs to assist in financing your education.

Federal Pell Grant Program

The Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. A student’s eligibility for a Pell Grant is calculated using a formula developed by the U.S. Congress and information submitted by the student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Only undergraduate students are eligible for Pell Grants at University of Arkansas Grantham. For current award year Pell Grant information, please visit https://studentaid.gov.

The amount awarded to a student depends on the student’s cost of attendance, expected family contribution and enrollment status (full- time, ¾ time, half-time or less-than-half-time). The maximum award grant is given to any student who is Pell-eligible and also meets the criteria for the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (listed below).

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program

This program is another form of gift aid that does not have to be repaid; however, unlike the Pell Grant program, it is not based on financial need. The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program is intended to assist students who are not Pell-eligible, but whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and who, at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death, were less than 24 years old or were enrolled in college at least part-time. The amount awarded to any eligible student is equal to the maximum Pell Grant for the award year, not to exceed the cost of attendance.