W&J College Grant: Undergraduate students enrolled full time must demonstrate financial need in order to be offered a W&J Grant. This is a grant made directly by the College to assist students in meeting their educational expenses. Financial need must be shown in subsequent years for this grant to be renewed and students are eligible for a maximum of eight semesters of this type of College aid. Some awards may be made through institutional endowment funds. During the fall term, students will be notified if their grant was provided by donor generosity. If so, those students will be asked to write a note of appreciation and may also be asked to meet with the donor if he/she visits campus.
Federal Pell Grant: This is a grant from the federal government awarded to undergraduate students based on the expected family contribution (as determined by the FAFSA form), the school's cost of attendance, and the student's enrollment (full or part time). The maximum EFC allowed in order to receive a Pell Grant is $4995. The maximum Pell Grant available for the 2013-2014 academic year is $5,645.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): This federal grant is awarded to students with high financial need. An undergraduate student must be eligible to receive the Pell Grant in order to receive this additional federal grant.
State Grant: Many states offer grant programs to assist students with the cost of higher education. Check with your specific state of residence for details. The Pennsylvania State Grant Program allows eligible Pennsylvania residents to obtain financial assistance for undergraduate study. Students must be enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate program. The FAFSA must be filed by May 1 in order to apply. The maximum PA State Grant for the 2013-2014 academic year is $4,362.