Grants are often called "gift aid" because they are free money – financial aid that does not have to be repaid.
Federal Grants include the Federal Pell Grant, the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG), and the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).
These grant are awarded to eligible undergraduate students, working toward their first bachelor’s degree, who meet student eligibility criteria based upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) and other school-determined eligibility criteria that Linfield will confirm upon enrollment.
Federal Pell Grant
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 at the census date, your program, and Linfield’s 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. The Federal Pell Grant program grants money directly from the federal government to eligible students.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)
After filing the FAFSA®, the Office of Financial Aid will be notified if you qualify for the IASG. You may be eligible to receive the IASG if you are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your Expected Family Contribution but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and your parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and you were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death. The IASG is contingent on federal legislative funding.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is a campus-based federal grant program. Linfield College awards this grant on a funds available basis to students with exceptional financial need who also have a Federal Pell Grant. 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 (OOG), 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) administers the OOG and operates under the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). Oregon students must file the FAFSA® to apply, and Oregon students that are ineligible to complete the FAFSA® should complete the Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA). The ORSAA fee is waived for Oregon applicants, only if they select a school with an ORSAA prefix.