These grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students, who do not have their first bachelor’s degree, that meet the eligibility criteria based upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and other student eligibility criteria that Linfield will confirm upon enrollment. Grants are often called “gift aid” because they are free money – financial aid that does not have to be repaid.
The Federal Pell Grant amount is contingent on federal legislative funding. You will be notified on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) output document if you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. The final amount of your Federal Pell Grant offered from Linfield is calculated each semester based upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that is calculated from your FAFSA®, the number of credits you are taking each semester, your program, and the cost of attendance. You are not eligible to receive Federal Pell Grant from more than one college for the same period of time. The Office of Financial Aid will utilize information from the federal government to monitor annual and maximum Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Annual amount must not exceed 100% of the scheduled award, however beginning with 2017-2018 academic year the annual amount must not exceed 150% of the scheduled award. For a student to be eligible for Pell Grant funds within the annual year beyond 100%, they must be enrolled at least half-time (6+ credits). The maximum lifetime eligibility used must not exceed 600%. The Office of Financial Aid will review transfer students Federal Pell Grant history to ensure that the student stays within the annual and aggregate maximum eligibility when determining award amounts per semester. For more information regarding federal grants you may go to: www.studentaid.ed.gov.
Visit your state’s website for state grants. Oregonians may go to: www.oregonstudentaid.gov for more information regarding the Oregon Opportunity Grant, which is awarded on the basis of financial need from the state of Oregon to undergraduate Oregon residents attending eligible Oregon colleges at least half-time (6 credits). The amount of your award is strictly an estimate and contingent on state funding. The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) operates under the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). Oregon students that are ineligible to complete the FAFSA® should complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The fee is waived for Oregon applicants only if they select a school with an ORSAA prefix.