After completing the Federal Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA), you are automatically considered for need-based grants offered by the federal government and New England College. If you are eligible, these awards will appear on your NEC financial aid award statement.
· The Federal Pell Grant. This program provides need-based federal grants to students based on their family contribution, as determined by the federal government. Recipients must not have already received a bachelor's degree. Grant amounts will vary based on need.
· Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). The FSEOG is a need-based federal grant available to students with a high level of financial need who are working towards their first bachelor's degree. Preference is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients who apply for financial aid by the NEC priority deadlines and funds are limited and awarded based on eligibility and availability.
· New England College Grant. New England College Grant funds are awarded based on demonstrated need using the institution’s methodology. Students must file a complete FAFSA and be enrolled on a full-time basis to be eligible for consideration for NEC Grant funding. Priority consideration is given to students who apply on or before the established priority deadline. Students who complete their FAFSA after the priority deadline will be awarded on a funds-available basis at that date.
State grants are administered by the state in which the student resides and each state determines and administers its own eligibility criteria.