1. Description: This program provides direct student grants based on the number of credits enrolled. To determine if you are eligible, the U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula, passed by Congress, to evaluate the information you report on your FAFSA.

  2. Eligibility: Student who is enrolled as a regular student in at least three (3) credit hours and who is a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident, refugee or under official political asylum. Students must show satisfactory progress.

What is a SEOG?

A Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is an award to help you pay for your education after high school. It is for undergraduates only, and it does not have to be paid back.

You can get up to $4,000 a year, depending on your need, the availability of SEOG funds, and the amount of other aid you are receiving.

What is College Work-Study?

The College work-Study (CWS) Program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who need financial aid. CWS gives you a chance to earn money to help pay your educational expenses.

How much can I make?

Your pay will be at least the current federal minimum wage, but it may also be related to the type of work you do and its difficulty.
Your total CWS award depends on your need, the amount of money your school has for this program, and the amount of aid you get from other programs.

This federal low interest loan program id offered by the U.S. Department of Education to eligible students to help cover the cost of higher education at participating Colleges, Universities or Trade Schools. Students may be eligible to receive subsidized an unsubsidized loans based on their financial need.

This program under the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) provides non-repayable Assistance to financially needy students.
Description: The Monetary Award Program is for Illinois residents demonstrating financial need and be

Planning to pursue undergraduate study at an approved public or non-public post-secondary institution located in Illinois. Students at varying levels of academic ability can participate in the program provided they can successfully enter and continue to progress satisfactorily through a collegiate level of study. Awards are renewable annually upon proper application.

Eligibility: To qualify for the Monetary Award Program aid, the following criteria must be met:

  • Is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, parole-refugee or a temporary resident;

  • Is a resident of the State of Illinois;

  • Be eligible to enroll in at least three (3) credit hours per term or full-time (at least 12 hours per term) as an undergraduate student and be in good academic standing in an ISAC approved college, university, hospital school of nursing, or Allied Health Program;

  • Demonstrates financial need.

St. Augustine College offers other forms of institutional aid: the SAC award and the Presidential Discretionary Fund.

  • To have completed High School or GED.

  • Be ineligible for need-based financial aid.

  • Have not completed a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in any country.

  • To be a degree seeking student.

This fund is a limited resources fund disbursed by discretion of the president. The fund is reserved for special circumstances where students in financial aid may need additional help in covering cost of tuition, fees, or textbooks. Students must apply in writing through their academic advisor.

All veterans who wish to receive benefits under the Veterans Administration Education Program must be compete a Veteran Application for Program Education form which is available from any VA Office or at the St. Augustine College Pre-Admissions Office. Eligibility criteria and information regarding application procedures are available from the Office of Pre-Admissions.

Definition of Financial Need:
For the purposes of granting the Bridge Award and the SAC Award, financial need is defined as: To be eligible for either Federal or State grants, or both, even if the student only qualifies for partial grants. The SAC Award for F-1 Visa students is based on academic merit only.

Information on all the programs listed above can be secured from the Financial Aid Office at St. Augustine College.