Financial aid applicants with demonstrated financial need are awarded Northeastern University Grant. Generally, the amount awarded per term is guaranteed over the course of the student’s undergraduate academic career (up to eight in-class semesters), provided that the student makes timely progress toward a degree and maintains a 2.0 grade point average.
Northeastern University Grant funding is provided, in part, through the generosity of individual donors, alumni, corporations, and other resources. At any point during the academic year, you may have Northeastern Grant funds replaced by a named endowed fund. At that time you may be asked to provide a letter of thanks to the scholarship donor, the donor’s heirs, or an individual or committee overseeing the administration of the fund.
Federal Pell Grants are only awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. As a program targeted to high need students, your eligibility will also depend upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC is calculated utilizing a formula established by Congress when your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is processed. Pell Grant eligibility is also determined by your enrollment status (fulltime, 3/4 time, 1/2 time, less than 1/2 time). The maximum a student may receive for the 2016-2017 academic year is $5,815.
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need–that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs)–and gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. These grants are made directly through the Office of Student Financial Services to students. Grants typically range from $200 to $3,000 per academic year. Specific amounts are based on funding availability and the number of students with exceptional financial need who meet priority filing deadlines as determined by Student Financial Services.
The Massachusetts State Grant, or MASSGrant, is a grant assistance program funded by appropriations from the Massachusetts Legislature. The MASSGrant program provides need-based financial assistance to undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts and are enrolled in and pursuing a first bachelor degree in a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education. Parents of dependent students must also reside in Massachusetts.
In addition to its full-time grant award, the state of Massachusetts also offers a part-time grant to students who are enrolled on a less than full-time basis. Learn more about the Massachusetts Part-Time Grant.
Many other states aside from Massachusetts offer support to students who meet specific qualifications. The states of Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont all allow their residents to transfer scholarship support to Massachusetts schools. If we have added a state grant to your award, it reflects our best estimate of your eligibility; however, the amount is subject to change, based on state guidelines and funding levels. You will be notified directly by the state whether you qualify, and if so, the dollar amount of your award. It is important that you check with your state scholarship office about qualification requirements and application deadline dates.
Please visit the websites below for additional information regarding your state of residence.
Connecticut Department of Higher Education (CDHE)
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA)
Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority (RIHEAA)
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)