Grant Options

There are many grant and loan majors available to undergraduate students. Start your financial aid search with the grant majors first – these don’t have to be repaid. Please read the description of each major to find out if you are eligible and how to apply. Contact LBC’s Financial Aid Office if you need to speak with a financial aid specialist.

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Federal & State Grants

Federal Pell Grant

  • Federally funded student gift aid that does not need to be repaid.
  • Awarded to undergraduate students who have high financial need who are working on their first bachelor's degree.
  • Awarded based on expected family contribution and number of credits the student has scheduled.
  • May be awarded to students who are less than half-time (six credits).
  • The maximum fall-spring-summer award (for the 2013-14 academic year) is $5,645 for the academic year. The maximum per semester is $2,822.
  • Students who complete the FAFSA are automatically considered for the grant.
  • Students must meet federal student aid eligibility requirements.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Federally funded gift aid awarded by LBC to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are working on their first bachelor's degree.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits).
  • Maximum award is $500 per year.
  • Students who complete the FAFSA are automatically considered for the grant.
  • Students must meet federal student aid eligibility requirements.

Pennsylvania State Grant

  • State-funded gift aid awarded by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to undergraduate Pennsylvania residents who demonstrate high financial need.
  • Awarded based on financial need and enrollment status: full-time (12 or more credits) or half-time (six credits) for a maximum of eight semesters to students enrolled in a four-year major, and a maximum of four semesters to students enrolled in a two-year major.
  • Maximum full-time award beginning with the 2012-13 academic year is $3,978 per year. Maximum half-time award is $1,989 per year.
  • Students who submit their FAFSA information to PHEAA by May 1 are automatically considered for the grant.
  • Students must meet federal student aid eligibility requirements.
  • The Pennsylvania State Grant regulations state that, for an approved major of study, at least 50% of the coursework for the minimum major length must be taken through classroom instruction in order to remain eligible for Pennsylvania State Grant consideration. This does not include online or independent learning courses.

Note: If you choose to apply for a Summer Pennsylvania State Grant, it will be counted towards your maximum semesters of eligibility.

Grants from Other States

Connecticut

Capitol Scholarship Program
Department of Higher Education
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
860.947.1855

Delaware

Delaware Higher Education Commission
Carvel State Office Building
820 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3509
302.577.3240

Maine

Finance Authority of Maine
Maine Education Assistance Division
5 Community Drive
P.O. Box 949
Augusta, ME 04332-0949
207.623.3263 or 800.228.3734 (within ME)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance
454 Broadway
Suite 200
Revere, MA 02151
617.727.9420

Ohio

Ohio Board of Regents
Ohio Instructional Grant (OIG)
State Grants and Scholarships Department
P.O. Box 182452
Columbus, OH 43215-2452
614.466.7420 or 888.833.1133

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority
560 Jefferson Boulevard, Suite 100
Warwick, RI 02886
401.736.1170

Vermont

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation
Champlain Mill/Grant Department
P.O. Box 2000
Winooski, VT 05404-2601
802.655.9602

West Virginia

West Virginia Higher Education
1018 Kanawha Boulevard, East Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301-2827
304.558.4618