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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.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 – A TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant) is a federal grant that provides funding to students who agree to teach in a high-need field for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves low-income families. If this service requirement is not met, the grant is converted into a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.  Students must file the FAFSA, complete the federal Agreement to Serve and counseling, and enroll in a TEACH Grant eligible program.

For first time applicants, please complete our TEACH Grant Application in addition to the above requirements.

For applicants wishing to renew/reapply for the TEACH grant, please complete our TEACH Grant Renweal Application  in addition to the requirements above.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid regarding any questions.

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 2022, full time undergraduate, bachelor degree-seeking 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.

Valpo Choice Grant: Beginning Fall 2022, this is offered to students from Indiana who have a 0 EFC and also receive the Indiana Frank O’Bannon grant. They will have full tuition and general fee covered with federal, state, and/or Valpo grants/scholarships.