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Grants are a form of financial aid, based on need, which you generally do not have to repay. The following grants are applied for by completing the FAFSA form. All grants offered through the Financial Aid Office are for individuals attempting to earn their first undergraduate degree or certificate. 


Federal Pell Grant is a federal entitlement program, which is given to all eligible applicants. The amount of the award varies with the EFC and is prorated for those attending less than full time. 


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant funds are available to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need based on the EFC. Because this is a limited fund, applicants are encouraged to apply early. Priority deadline is July 15. 


GO! Opportunities Grant provides $1,000/year for full-time (12 semester hours) in the first semester and 15 hours per semester thereafter. Arkansas Students who are entering their freshman year of college and $500 a year for part-time students (at least 6 credit hours). Go Opportunities grant recipients must certify that they are drug free and maintain a 2.0 grade point average in college.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Term:  June 1

Spring term:  November 1

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The Workforce Improvement Grant is a need based grant for non-traditional students, those at least 24 years old. The program’s goal is to help those students returning to school who have financial need but might not be eligible for assistance from traditional state and federal programs. To be eligible, a student must have unmet need after consideration of any Pell Grant awarded and must meet the general eligibility requirements for federal financial aid programs. The annual award is a maximum of $2000 for a student enrolled full time (12 semester hours). Students enrolled part time will have their grants prorated based on the number of hours enrolled. Because the grants are not renewable, students must apply each year.

Students apply for the Workforce Improvement Grant by completing the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA), either through use of the on-line application or the paper application.