Federal Pell Grant

Need-based grant awarded to students pursuing their first post-secondary degree.  The U.S. Dept. of Education determines eligibility and amount. Pell recipients may receive a Pell Grant for a maximum of 18 quarters.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be an undergraduate student.
  2. Must not possess a bachelor's degree.
  3. Demonstrate financial need according to the Pell guidelines.
  4. Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

This limited-fund, campus-based grant program is available to students who demonstrate high financial need and are Federal Pell Grant recipients.  Students with high need that complete the FAFSA application by MSOE’s January 1 priority date will receive first consideration.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be an undergraduate student.
  2. Must not possess a bachelor's degree.
  3. Demonstrate financial need according to the Pell guidelines.
  4. Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

Recipients must have a parent or guardian who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001; who at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death was less than 24 years of age or was enrolled at least part time in college. The maximum amount offered is the same as the Pell Grant maximum. Payment is adjusted for less than full-time study.

Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Grant

Recipients must be an enrolled member of a federal recognized tribe and/or certified as having one-quarter Native American ancestry. Academic enrollment status requirements vary by tribe. A student begins the application process with their tribe, which results in the tribe sending the school a Financial Review Form to complete. In addition, the student must provide grade reports to the tribe after each term. Once the school has completed and returned the Review Form and it is approved by the tribe, a BIA check is sent to MSOE at the beginning of each grant-eligible term.