Federal Pell Grant 

For undergraduate students with exceptional need who have not already earned a bachelor's degree. The offer amount varies depending on estimated family contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. Please note that offer amounts posted on POUNCE are usually based on full-time enrollment status. Your offer may be less if you are enrolled in less than 12 hours of coursework.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

For undergraduate students with exceptional need who have not earned a bachelor's degree. If a student is eligible for the Pell Grant, he or she may also be eligible for FSEOG. However, funding is very limited. These funds are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Georgia Law Enforcement Personnel Dependents Grant (GLEPD) 

For Georgia residents who are dependent children of law enforcement officers, prison guards, or firemen who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty.

TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Program provides grants up to $4,000 to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The Federal TEACH (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) Grant Program may be available to Juniors, Seniors and Graduate students who have been accepted into the College of Education and have a 3.25 GPA or better. For more information:

*Notice of change to the TEACH Grant

As noted in the March 1, 2013 Electronic Announcement, the TEACH Grant Program is subject to an across-the-board budget cut under the sequester. Institutions must comply with the following guidance when offering and disbursing TEACH Grants.

The reductions only apply when the first disbursement of a TEACH Grant offer is made after March 1, 2013. Second or other subsequent disbursements of a TEACH Grant offer for which the first disbursement was made on or before March 1, 2013 are not subject to the sequester required reduction.

TEACH Grant offers that are subject to the sequester, require reductions of 6.0 percent (revised May 31, 2013) from the offer amount for which the student would otherwise have been eligible, not from the Scheduled Offer amount of $4,000. Therefore, a student who was eligible to receive the full TEACH Grant Scheduled Offer amount of $4,000 would have the offer reduced by $240.00 ($4,000 x 6.0%), resulting in an offer amount of $3,760.00 However, a student who would have received less than the $4,000 Scheduled Offer amount because the student is enrolled only for a portion of the offer year or is enrolled less than full-time or both would have the reduction based on that lesser amount. For example, for a student whose TEACH Grant offer would have been $1,500 because the student was enrolled three-quarter time for just one semester, the institution must reduce the offer by $90.00 ($1,500 x 6.0%), resulting in an offer of $1,410.00.

The sequester changes, beginning on October 1, 2013, the percentage by which TEACH Grant offers must be reduced as compared to the sequester percentage reduction that became effective last spring. Specifically, TEACH Grant offers where the first disbursement is made on or after October 1, 2013, must be reduced by 7.2 percent from the original statutory amounts. TEACH Grant offers, where the first disbursement was made after March 1, 2013 and prior to October 1, 2013, continue to be covered under the FY 2013 sequester and must be reduced by 6.0 percent from the original statutory offer amount regardless of when any subsequent disbursement of the offer is made.