Valparaiso University offers additional grants and scholarships to students with financial need, based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants, like scholarships, do not need to be repaid, and they may be renewable for four years. However, students must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy to be eligible for renewal after the first year.
Federal Pell Grant – Offered to students whose FAFSA results show significant financial need. Award amounts range up to $5730 for the 2014-2015 academic year, but award amounts can change yearly. These grants are generally available only to undergraduate students.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) – Offered to students whose FAFSA results show exceptional financial need. Award amounts range from $100 to $4,000 per year. These grants are offered to Pell Grant-eligible students with the highest financial need, at the discretion of Valparaiso University’s Financial Aid Office.
TEACH Grant – Offered to undergraduate or graduate students who plan to become teachers in high-need fields in low-income areas. TEACH Grants are first available the second semester of an undergraduate’s sophomore year. Award amounts vary per enrollment status. Students must file the FAFSA, complete the Agreement to Serve and counseling, and enroll in a TEACH-eligible program. For an application and to see if you qualify, please contact the Office of Financial Aid before applying.
Indiana State Grants – Offered to Indiana residents with financial need who are attending Indiana schools. The FAFSA must be received by the Federal Processor by March 10 of the year preceding the award year, and edits must be corrected by May 15. Please see the State’s policy for renewal. Students may receive Indiana grants for a maximum of eight semesters.
Beginning Fall 2016, any 21st Century Scholar who is also Pell Grant eligible (as determined by the FAFSA) will receive full tuition at Valparaiso University. This will be covered in combination with federal, state, and institutional grants/scholarships received.
Valpo Fund Alumni Award – Offered to students who demonstrate financial need based on the FAFSA. This award is used to help meet a student’s remaining need after federal, state, and Valpo merit scholarships are awarded. This award is funded by donors to the Valpo Fund, most of whom are Valpo alumni.