Federal grants are free money that doesn’t need to be repaid.
Federal College Work-Study Program
St. Augustine College participates in the College Work-Study (CWS) Program, a federal financial aid program that helps colleges to provide jobs for students who exhibit need in financing their college education. To participate in the College Work-Study Program, a student must receive a CWS award as part of a financial aid offer from the Financial Aid Office. In order to maintain eligibility to participate in the CWS program, the student must comply with Financial Aid Office requirements.
The Federal Pell Grant
This is a federal assistance program for any undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need. The amount of the grant varies according to the student’s need and the maximum allowed under the federal program. Application must be made for each academic year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This federal program is designed for any undergraduate who demonstrates financial need annually. The federal government provides post-secondary institutions with allocations from which Financial Aid Office counselors make awards.
State Financial Aid
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission Monetary Award Program (MAP) is available to any student attending an approved Illinois college or university who can demonstrate financial need and who qualifies as an Illinois resident. Application must be made for each academic year.
HOW TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL AID
1. Get an FSA ID
Create an FSA ID to access the Federal Student Aid online system.
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3. Complete Online Loan Counseling
Learn your responsibilities for any federal student loans you receive.
5. Receive Your Award Letter
Upon completion of the FAFSA process, you’ll receive a financial aid award letter in two to four weeks. We recommend applying for financial aid at least one month prior to starting class.
Speak with a St. Augustine College Admissions counselor or directly to the Financial Aid Office.