Grants | Casper College, Wyoming

Grants

Grants from the federal government are need-based allotments of money that do not have to be repaid. You'll automatically receive all your grants, if eligible, by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so complete your FAFSA early. You'll be notified of any grants you receive in your award letter.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are awarded based upon completion of the FAFSA. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is used to determine eligibility for this award, along with your Cost of Attendance (COA) and enrollment status. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree or professional degree. The maximum Pell Grant award can change each year based upon Congressional funding levels. Students can receive up to six years of Pell Grant Funding.

Learn more about the Pell Grant

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant

You must reapply every year by completing the FAFSA. The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Preference is given to Pell Grant recipients whose need cannot be met through federal grants or other financial aid programs. Grants range between $250 and $4100 a year, based on financial need.

Learn more about the SEOG

Don't lose your Pell/SEOG Grants

Before you drop a class, or if you receive a failing grade, make sure you aren't at risk of losing your grant due to unsatisfactory academic progress.

Plan your class schedule wisely

Remember, federal aid will only cover courses that count toward your degree.

Loans aren't awarded automatically

Unlike federal grants, which are awarded automatically through your FAFSA*, you must complete additional steps for loans.

*The America's Promise Grant requires you to complete a separate grant application.

Remember to complete the FAFSA every year!

Complete the FAFSA online using your FSA ID (Casper College School Code: 003928). The priority deadline for applying for federal financial aid is early March for the fall semester and early October for the spring semester.