Grants, like scholarships, do not need to be repaid, and they may be renewable. However, grants are based on results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP) to be eligible for renewal after the first year.
Federal Pell Grant – Offered to students whose FAFSA results show significant financial need. Award amounts can change yearly. These grants are generally available only to undergraduate students. Pell Grants may be available to students for up to the equivalent of 12 semesters. For information on Pell grant amounts visit Studentaid.ed.gov.
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 based on availability of funds, and 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 April 15 of the year preceding the award year. Please see the State’s policy for renewal. Students may receive Indiana grants for a maximum of eight semesters.
Beginning Fall 2018, students who qualify as a 21st Century Scholar will have full tuition and general fees covered at Valparaiso University. This will be covered in combination with federal, state, and institutional grants/scholarships received.
Valparaiso University offers additional grants based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students need to be full-time and awards can be renewed based on financial need and our Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP).
Valpo Fund Alumni Award – Offered to students who demonstrate financial need. This award is used toward 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.
Illinois Neighbor Grant – This is available to all Illinois residents who file a FAFSA.