Grant Programs

(All grant program amounts are subject to change.)

State Grants

The Georgia Student Finance Commission administers state scholarships and student grant programs. For information contact:

Georgia Student Finance Commission
2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 200
Tucker, GA 30084
(800) 505-4732, or
http://www.Gafutures.org/ 

The Public Safety Memorial Grant is an award for children of Georgia law enforcement officers, firemen, and prison guards who have been permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. The grant covers the cost of attendance minus other aid, but may not exceed $18,000 per award year.

Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is the primary federal student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. It is intended to be the first and basic component of an undergraduate student’s financial aid package. To be eligible, students:

  • Must show financial need, an EFC between 0 and 5328.
  • Must be enrolled in an approved undergraduate course of study and must not have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen as defined in the instructions on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Federal Pell Grant may be received each academic year up to a maximum of 12 semesters. The maximum Federal Pell Grant for 2017/2018 is $5920 for eligible students. Award amounts are prorated based on the number of credit hours for which a student is enrolled. For additional information visit our website at http://em.georgiasouthern.edu/finaid.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a federal program administered by the Office of Financial Aid to assist undergraduate students with financial need. For additional information visit our website at http://em.georgiasouthern.edu/finaid. To be eligible, students:

  • Must show substantial financial need by using the FAFSA form.
  • Must be eligible for Federal Pell Grant.
  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate course of study, and must not have a bachelor’s degree. The standard grant amount awarded is $600 per academic year. The federal funding for this program is limited; therefore, funds are depleted rapidly.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)

This program provides grant assistance to juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have been accepted into the College of Education in specified "high-need" fields and who have a 3.25 GPA or better. Students who receive the TEACH Grant must fulfill a service obligation. If a student does not complete the service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

Funds are awarded to students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11. To qualify, the student must be under the age of 24 or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent's or guardian's death. Students who qualify for the full Federal Pell Grant cannot receive the IASG. The award amount is equal to the amount of the maximum Pell Grant for the academic year, with a federal sequestration-required reduction of 6.9 percent.