Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain postbaccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Grant amounts are dependent on: the student’s expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance; the student’s enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less. This grant is subject to all Title IV regulations regarding proration based on the level of enrollment, outcomes of verification, if required, and used only for educational purposes. Repayment of this grant to the U. S. Department of Education may be required if an overpayment or over-award occurs based on the receipt of other assistance or loans or withdrawal from Emory & Henry College.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need; i.e., students with the lowest expected family contribution (EFC)—with priority to Pell-Grant recipients. Due to limited funding, there is no guarantee every eligible student will be able to receive an FSEOG.  A student may be able to receive from up to $1,000 a year, depending on when they apply, their level of need, and available funding from the federal government to Emory & Henry College. Students must be enrolled full-time to receive this grant. 


Emory & Henry College has been approved by the U. S. Department of Education to participate in the TEACH Grant program. A TEACH Grant can help you pay for college if you plan to become a teacher in a high-need field in a low-income area. You’ll be required to teach for a certain length of time, so make sure you understand your obligation. After careful consideration all of the details of this program, if you desire to participate in the TEACH Grant program, you should notify the Financial Aid Office. Once we establish institutional eligibility, we will award you the TEACH Grant for up to $4,000 per year based on full-time enrollment.