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Federal & State Grants

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant award amount depends on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance; enrollment status; and if you plan to be enrolled for the full academic year or for one semester/term.  Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA each academic year in order for an EFC to be calculated.

Deadline: Students can submit the FAFSA anytime during their period of enrollment for Pell Grant consideration as determined by Federal Student Aid (FSA). In general, it is recommended that the FAFSA is submitted once the application is open prior to the beginning of the academic year for which you are applying. Students who plan to be enrolled for the 2023-2024 academic year (Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024) need to complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA. For the academic year of 2024-2025, the FAFSA will be available on December 1st.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is available to students with exceptional need and is awarded as part of the total financial aid package. Application is made to the College by submitting the FAFSA for the academic year.

Pennsylvania State Grants

Pennsylvania State Grants are available to students in associate and bachelor degree programs who are taking at least six credits (half-time enrollment for a minimum of 15 weeks.

The FAFSA must be filed for each academic year to qualify. Students must be a Pennsylvania resident in order to receive any Pennsylvania State Grant, and maintain satisfactory academic progress to be considered for a subsequent year. Students can review full eligibly and residency requirements on www.pheaa.org.

There is a limit on the number of remedial credits and repeat coursework allowed for the PA State Grant.  Students must be enrolled at least half time in an eligible program from the beginning of the semester until the end (15 weeks) to maintain eligibility. Award is subject to an adjustment is a student fails to meet eligibility requirements.

Veterans are eligible to apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant and are given preference. Income is generally not considered when determining veterans’ awards.

Deadline: May 1st for returning and transfer students, and August 1st for first-time freshman.

Reciprocal State Grant and Scholarship Information

Application Process

In order to be to qualify for the grants/scholarships listed below, the prospective student must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The student must be a legal resident of the state that they wish to apply for a grant/scholarship. Please visit the links above of your respective state to see specific deadlines for the grant/scholarship you wish to apply for.

Processing of Out of State Grant and Scholarship Funds

Once your grant or scholarship application has been processed by your respective state agency, Lackawanna College will be notified of these potential funds. These funds will be added to your aid offer and a revised offer of aid will be sent to you with the addition of these funds. The time for processing and disbursement of these funds will vary and are dependent on the agency for which grant or scholarship you have applied.