Grants

A grant is a form of financial aid that is considered “free money” and therefore does not need to be repaid. Students must demonstrate financial need to be considered for the following grants.

For all students, we award on the basis of full-time enrollment. Grants may be reduced or canceled for part-time enrollment.

For Undergraduate Students

  • Federal Pell Grants (PELL) are based on the information a student provides on their FAFSA.  Matriculated undergraduates may qualify for Pell at full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, and less than half-time status. Grants range from $0 to $6,150 for the 2019/2020 year.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a grant program available to matriculated undergraduate students who demonstrate extreme financial need, with priority to Pell recipients with a zero expected family contribution (EFC). The SEOG grants at Southern range from $200 to $500 per academic year. Funds are limited and depend on Southern's yearly allocations.
  • Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Grant (formerly Governor's Scholarship) (GOV-N) is a grant available to undergraduate students who are Connecticut residents and demonstrate exceptional financial need.  The scholarship is based on information on your FAFSA and the availability of funds.  The award ranges from $650 to $3,000 per academic year.
  • Connecticut State University Grant (CSUG) is awarded to undergraduate students regardless of residency and based on the information on the FAFSA.  These awards vary considerably based on funding availability and the date of the application.  

For Graduate Students

Connecticut State University Grant (CSUG) is awarded to graduate students regardless of residency and based on the information on the FAFSA. These awards vary considerably based on funding availability and the date of the application.  To be considered for this grant, an application must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum of 9 credits) or part-time student (4.5 - 8.5 credits) each semester
  • Demonstrate financial need according to the information on your FAFSA
  • Must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

If you accept this grant, you must complete the Financial Aid Authorization questions in Banner.

Remember, we award students on the basis of full time enrollment. Grants may be reduced or canceled for half-time enrollment.