Types of Grants

Introduction
A grant is a form of gift assistance, usually based on financial need, that does not require repayment. Alfred has numerous grant programs that are available to students who show financial need. Other main sources of grant funding are the federal and various state governments. Students apply for these grant programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Alfred University Financial Aid Application, and their home state's grant application.

Unless noted otherwise, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to receive grant funding.

In compliance with federal and New York State regulations and University policies, Alfred University has established satisfactory progress standards for financial aid. You must meet these standards to be eligible to receive federal, State, or University financial aid payments.

Academic Program Key for University Grants
Alfred University is a private institution. However, some of our academic programs receive support from NY State. State-supported programs have a different tuition structure than the private college programs. In addition, the tuition structure varies among the private college programs. Therefore, the dollar value of University grant awards will vary depending on enrollment in a specific private college program or a State-supported program, and the your NY State residency status.

State-supported programs include:

  • School of Art & Design
  • Biomaterials Engineering
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Glass Engineering Science
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Private college programs include:

  • College of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Undecided Engineering

Eligibility:
Full-time matriculated undergraduate students entering the private college programs. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Value:
Awards are made to supplement family, federal, and state resources. Grant amounts will vary and reflect the individual financial circumstances of the student and family.

How Determined:
New students are considered based on quality of credentials as candidates for admission, and financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Awards may be continued based on an annual determination of need and academic performance. Generally, students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress to continue receiving funds.

How to Apply:
Students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Alfred University Financial Aid Application. Fall Priority Deadlines: Early Decision - December 15; Regular Decision - March 15; Transfer - Regular Decision - May 15. Applications are considered as long as funds are available.

Eligibility:
Full-time matriculated undergraduate students entering the State-supported programs. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Value:
Awards are made to supplement family, federal, and state resources. Grant amounts will vary and reflect the individual financial circumstances of the student and family.

How Determined:
New students are considered based on quality of credentials as candidates for admission, and financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Awards may be continued based on an annual determination of need and academic performance. Generally, students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress to continue receiving funds.

How to Apply:
Students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Alfred University Financial Aid Application. Fall Priority Deadlines: Early Decision - December 15; Regular Decision - March 15; Transfer - Regular Decision - May 15. Applications are considered as long as funds are available.

Eligibility:
Full-time matriculated undergraduate students residing in a University owned or operated residence facility. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

Value:
Awards are made to supplement family, federal, and state resources. Grants may range from $500 to $2,500.

How Determined:
Students must reside in a University owned or operated housing facility to receive this grant which is based on financial need. Awards may be renewed with an annual determination of need, housing status, and satisfactory academic performance.

How to Apply:
Students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and Alfred University Financial Aid Application. Fall Priority Deadlines: Early Decision - December 15; Regular Decision - March 15; Transfer - Regular Decision - May 15. Applications are considered as long as funds are available.

Source: Federal Government
Awarded by: Federal Government

Eligibility:
Matriculated undergraduates with exceptional financial need who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants with a previous Bachelor's Degree are ineligible.

Value:
Annual awards up to $5,730. May be continued throughout college subject to annual review by application. Pell is limited to 12, full-time semesters.

How Determined:
Awards are based on financial need as determined by the Federal Need Analysis Methodology.

How to Apply:
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Source: Federal Government
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
Matriculated undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time with exceptional financial need. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents without a Bachelor's Degree.

Value:
At Alfred, annual awards range from $100 to $1,000. Funds are limited.

How Determined:
Administered by the Office of Student Financial Aid, awards are based on financial need as determined through the Federal Need Analysis Methodology. Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority.

How to Apply:
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Eligibility:
New York State residents demonstrating financial need, as determined by the TAP analysis, who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program.

Value:
For 2014-2015, full-time annual awards for undergraduates ranged from $500 to $5,165. Undergraduates are limited to eight semesters of payment. After the fourth semester payment, the annual award is reduced by $100. TAP award amounts are dependent on annual NY State funding.

How Determined:
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation evaluates applications and notifies recipients based on NYS taxable income which is adjusted for family members in full-time college attendance. Dependent full-time undergraduates with no other family members in college must have a New York State net taxable family income of $80,000 or less to qualify.

How to Apply:
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NY State Express TAP Application.

Source: New York State
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
Undergraduate New York State residents enrolling in the state-supported programs as first year or first-time EOP transfer student. Students must meet New York State mandated economic guidelines and educational eligibility criteria for admission to EOP.

Value:
An average grant is $1,000 per year, limited to a total of ten semesters of payment.

How Determined:
Educational and economic criteria must be met as determined by the EOP Office, the Admissions Office, and the Office of Student Financial Aid according to New York State EOP guidelines.

How to Apply:
Follow financial aid application procedures. Further information is available from the Admissions Office, EOP Office, or Office of Student Financial Aid.

Source: New York State
Awarded by: Alfred University

Eligibility:
Undergraduate New York State residents enrolling in the private college programs as first year or first-time HEOP transfer student. Students must meet New York State mandated economic guidelines and educational eligibility criteria for admission to HEOP.

Value:
An average grant is $2,000 per year, limited to a total of ten semesters of payment.

How Determined:
Educational and economic criteria must be met as determined by the HEOP Office, the Admissions Office, and the Office of Student Financial Aid according to New York State HEOP guidelines.

How to Apply:
Follow financial aid application procedures. Further information is available from the Admissions Office, HEOP Office, or Office of Student Financial Aid.