Need-Based and Other Grants

College Sources l Federal Sources l State Sources

From the College:

Saint Joseph's Grant

  • Full-time students with need
  • Generally ranges from $1000 to $12,000 and is based on level of financial need and available funding
  • Requires satisfactory academic progress
  • Apply for financial aid by priority deadline

Family Grant (does not require financial need)

  • Full-time student with immediate family member(s) also enrolled full-time in the on campus program
  • 10% tuition discount for most recently enrolled student
  • Up to four years of full-time study and satisfactory academic progress
  • Contact Office of Financial Aid with names of students.

Minority Assistance Grant

  • Students who report minority status on admission application and demonstrate financial need
  • Generally ranges from $500 to $2,000
  • Up to four years of full-time study with similar financial need and satisfactory academic progress
  • Apply for financial aid by priority deadline

Dollars for Scholars Matching Grant

  • Full-time students with need who bring Dollars for Scholars® funds to the College. Student must have remaining institutional need to qualify for matching program.
  • College matches up to $500. Documentation of Dollars for Scholars® funding is required. Submit matching form prior to the first day of the fall semester.

From Federal Sources:

Federal Pell Grant

  • Full or part-time matriculated undergraduate students who meet the federal EFC (family contribution) restrictions
  • $400 to $5,550 per year
  • For length of program; requires satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

  • Generally restricted to Pell Grant recipients matriculated in traditional programs
  • $100 to $4000 by federal definition; budget generally allows for awards that range from $100 to $500
  • Up to four years of full-time study and satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required by priority deadline for full consideration

Veterans Administration Benefits

Saint Joseph's College's programs are approved by the Maine State Approving Agency for Veterans Education Programs for benefits (GI Bill®) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Students who request veterans educational assistance are required to have all previous post-secondary experience evaluated for possible transfer credit. For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

From State Sources:

Maine State Grant

  • Full- and part-time matriculated undergraduate students who meet the state EFC (family contribution) restrictions
  • $1,250 per year for full-time study. $625 for part-time study
  • For length of program; requires satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required by May 1

New Hampshire Grant

  • Full-time matriculated undergraduate students who meet the state EFC (family contribution) restrictions
  • $500 per year
  • Up to four years of full-time study and satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required by March 1

Vermont State Grant

  • Full- or part-time matriculated undergraduate students who meet VSAC annual criteria
  • Generally ranges from about $500 to $2,500
  • Up to four years of full-time study with financial need and satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required and VSAC application required by March 1

MassGrant

  • Full-time matriculated undergraduate students who demonstrate need and meet state EFC restrictions
  • Generally ranges from $200 to $500 per year
  • Up to four years of full-time study with financial need and satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required by May 1

Rhode Island State Grant

  • Full-time matriculated undergraduate students who demonstrate need and meet state EFC restrictions
  • Generally ranges from $400 to $900 per year
  • Up to four years of full-time study with financial need and satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required by March 1

Pennsylvania State Grant

  • Matriculated undergraduate students who are at least half-time and demonstrate financial need
  • Generally ranges from $135 to $600 per year
  • Requires satisfactory academic progress
  • FAFSA required by March 1