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Pell Grant

Generally, this grant is for students who have not graduated, do not hold a 4-year diploma (Bachelor’s), or other professional title, and who have not exceeded the maximum allowable time (150%) to complete their first bachelor’s degree.

At UAGM’s campuses and university centers, the maximum allowable time is measured based on the number of credits for the program being pursued.

  • To determine a student’s eligibility, the U.S. Department of Education uses a formula established by Congress to evaluate the information presented in the application. This formula produces an Expected Family Contribution or EFC number. The Student Aid Report or SAR shows this number on the upper right hand corner of the first page. This is the number used to determine the amount of the grant for which the student is eligible, based on the costs of education and the course load.
  • As a student, you can receive only one Pell Grant per school year. How much you receive will depend not only on your EFC, but also on the costs of financial aid for the institution, whether you are a full-time or part-time student, or if you have attended another educational institution during part of the academic year. You can receive Pell Grant funding at only one (1) academic institution at a time.
  • At UAGM’s campuses and university centers, we credit the student’s account and the excess funds are disbursed by check, or deposited directly to the student’s bank account, if so authorized.
  • A student can get this grant if he/she is enrolled at least part-time. The amount disbursed, however, will not be the same as when enrolled full-time.
  • The student may be able to get a retroactive payment of the Pell Grant for a study period completed duing the academic year. 
  • Retroactive payments will be made only for credits completed. Courses that were not attended and courses withdrawn will not be paid for.
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UAGM offers several financial aid programs for students.

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Eligibility

 

You can apply for this program yearly and if your academic course load is at least part-time. Courses in which you are enrolled that are not part of the program you’re pursuing are not eligible for payment.   

  • Lifetime Eligibillity Used (LEU %)
    • o    As of July 1st, 2012, the eligibility duration period for a Pell Grant is reduced to six (6) years of full-time studies or 600%. The U.S. Department of Education calls this duration period the Lifetime Eligibility Used. To know more about how the U.S. Department of Education makes this evaluation, click here.
  • Repeating courses
    • You can repeat only once a course previously approved and paid with federal grants. Repeated courses that do not meet this condition will not be taken into consideration in determining your course load, which may result in an adjustment of the financial aid received.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is meant for undergraduate students who can evidence exceptional financial needs. That is, students whose Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is zero (0). Students who receive the federal Pell Grant are given priority.

You may get between $100 and $4,000 per year, depending on the application date, your financial needs, the level of the institution’s financing, and the rules of the Financial Aid Office.

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At UAGM, we guide you in finding the financial aid that best fits your needs.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Program

Under the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TAECH) grant. Up to a $4,000 grant per year is awarded to students who are pursuing a teaching career in public or private schools, at the elementary or high school levels, that service low-income families.

To get a TEACH grant you need to accept to teach exclusively and with dedication in a high needs field, in an elementary or high school that serves underprivileged families. (See below for information about high needs fields and the schools that offer services to low-income families.) If you are a grant recipient, you will have to serve as a teacher for at least four academic years, over a period no longer than eight (8) natural years, starting on the date you finished the academic program for which you received the TEACH grant. Important: If, as a grant recipient, you do not meet this teaching service obligation, all monies received under the TEACH grant will convert to a Stafford Direct Loan without interest subsidy, and you will need to repay the loan to the U.S. Department of Education. Interests will be charged from the date the grant(s) was(were) disbursed. If the TEACH grant becomes a Direct Loan without interest subsidy, the grant recipient may request a six-month grace period before starting to repay the loan.

Payment table originally recommended by the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Credits

Grant per semester

Grant per year

Undergraduate

12 or more

$2,000

$4,000

9 to 11

$1,500

$3,000

6 to 8

$1,000

$2,000

3 a 5

$500

$1,000

Graduate

6 to 12

$2,000

$4,000

3 to 5

$1,000

$2,000

 

Payment table from October 1st, 2021 to October 1st, 2022, with a  5.70 % reduction off the original payment.

 

Credits

Grant per semester

Grant per year

Undergraduate 

12 or more

$1,886

$3,772

9 to 11

$1,414.50

$2,829

6 to 8

$943

$1,886

3 to 5

$471.50

$943

Graduate

6 to 12

$1,886

$3,772

3 to 5

$943

$1,886

 

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Request grants of up to $4,000 per year. Available to students who want to become teachers in schools that service underprivileged families.

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Student Participation Requirements

To receive a TEACH grant, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), demonstrating financial need is not necessary.
  • Be an eligible citizen or an eligible foreign student.
  • Be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses (or other studies after getting a college degree) in a higher learning institution participating in the TEACH grant program.
  • Be enrolled (or plan to be enrolled) in courses deemed necessary to become a teacher. Said courses may include specific subjects (Ex. Math courses for students looking to become Math teachers).
  • Meet certain academic requirements, such as obtaining a percentile score of more than 75 in a college admissions test or maintain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.25.
  • Sign the teaching service agreement of the TEACH grant program. (See below for more information on this agreement).  

High Needs Fields 

Here are the high needs fields:

  • Bilingual Education and English 
  • Foreign Languages other than English
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Specialist
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Other areas where a shortage of teachers has been identified at the time the grant recipient starts teaching a subject matter. These are academic (not geographic) areas that appear on the national annual list of teacher shortages, published by the U.S. Department of Education. To access this list, please click here

Important Notice:  The amounts under the TEACH grant program that are first disbursed after October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014, must be reduced by 0.89% of the amount of aid for which the student would have been eligible. For example: the maximum TEACH grant amount is $4,000, this is reduced by $36.60, (or 0.89%), resulting in a maximum aid of $3,964.40.

The amounts under the TEACH grant program that are first disbursed after October 1, 2014 to October 1, 2015, must be reduced by 7.3% of the amount of aid for which the student would have been eligible. For example: the maximum TEACH grant amount is $4,000, this is reduced by $292 (or 7.3%), resulting in a maximum aid of $3,708.  

Schools that offer services to underprivileged familiesEscuelas que brindan servicio a estudiantes de escasos recursos The schools that offer services to underprivileged students include any elementary or high school that appears on the annual directory published by the U.S. Department of Education of schools deemed low-income, relating to the condonation of student loans for teachers. Teaching Service Agreement of the TEACH Grant Program Every year that the student receives the TEACH grant, he/she will need to sign the corresponding teaching service agreement, available in the TEACH Grant Program Teaching Service Agreements System. This agreement stipulates the granting provisions, the teaching requirements, and the acknowledgement of the grant recipient that failure to comply with the stipulations will result in having to repay the grant as a Federal Direct Loan without interest subsidy, including all interests accrued from the date the grant was disbursed. More specifically, the teaching agreement stipulates the following::

  • For each approved program for which a TEACH grant was received, the student will have to serve as a teacher exclusively and with dedication for at least four academic years, over a period no longer than eight (8) natural years, starting on the date he/she finished the academic program for which he/she received the TEACH grant.
  • Must serve as a highly qualified teacher in a school that offers services to an underprivileged population. “Highly-qualified teacher” is defined under Section 9101(23) of the Elementary and High School Education Act of 1965, and Section 602(10) of the Education for Disabled Persons Act.
  • The teaching service must be provided in a high needs field.
  • Must meet any other requirements established by the Department of Education. 
  • If the grant recipient does not meet this teaching service obligation, all monies received under the TEACH grant will convert to a Stafford Direct Loan without interest subsidy, and he/she will need to repay the loan with all the interests accrued from the date the grant(s) was (were) disbursed. 

Important Notice: Important Notice: If you receive a TEACH grant and you do not comply with the teaching service obligation (as explained above), the TEACH grant will convert to a Stafford Direct Loan without interest subsidy, and you will need to repay the loan with all the interests accrued from the date each of the grants was disbursed. 

Work-Study Program

This program provides assistance to students looking for employment opportunities that they can combine with their academic responsibilities. You can participate in any area of our campuses or university centers.  

Work-study Program Application.

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At UAGM we offer several financial aid programs so you can make your dreams come true. Be part of the UAGM Generation!

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About the program

 

  • The program is based on the financial needs of the student.
  • We grant up to 80 hours per semester, depending on the availability of funds. You may not exceed the hours assigned per semester.
  • You will be paid on the 15th of every month for the hours worked the previous month.
  • The Work Study Community Service (CWSCS) fund is part of the Work-Study program. This fund allows students to help other students inside or outside the institution.
  • Eligibility for the Work-Study program follows the federal guidelines that apply to all financial aid programs. These are:
    • Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible foreign student.
    • Undergraduate students must be officially enrolled with 3 credits or more per semester.
    • Graduate or Doctoral students must be officially enrolled with 3 credits or more per semester.
    • Make satisfactory academic progress.
    • Demonstrate economic need.