Together, scholarships and grants are known as "gift aid." For many students, they represent an important component of the financial aid package, especially for those with significant demonstrated financial need. These funds come from several sources, including:
- Federal (Pell grant, SEOG)
- State (HOPE/Zell Miller scholarship)
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a May 12th start date for its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program that aims to provide subsidies for students struggling to pay for internet amid the pandemic.
The program, first established in February, will allow eligible households — which include those with a Pell Grant recipient or that have experienced significant income loss since February 2020 — to receive substantially subsidized broadband service ($50 monthly subsidy for most, $75 monthly subsidy for those on tribal lands) and devices ($100 one-time subsidy for a device). Please see the following registration process.