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Grants

WMU participates in several grant programs. Grants are typically for undergraduate students with significant financial need and do not need to be repaid. To determine eligibility for grant programs, you must file a FAFSA every year. Get the details on Pell, SEOG and the Western Grant below. Click here for information about the TEACH grant program.

Pell grant

  • Federally funded (funding not limited)
  • Awarded to students with exceptional need per federal criteria
  • Awarded by WMU as Federal Pell Grant on award notice
  • Scheduled annual award amounts for full-time students beginning in 2013-14:
    • minimum $605
    • maximum $5,645
  • Scheduled annual award amounts for full-time students beginning in 2014-15:
    • minimum $602
    • maximum $5,730

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students
  • First bachelor's degree
  • Lifetime limit of six years eligibility, or the full time equivalent of six years if attending less than full time. See an example of how this rule works on the Department of Education websitelink offsite.

  • Award amount based upon EFC, enrollment status and enrollment period

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

  • Federally funded (limited funding)
  • Need-based
  • Awarded to students with exceptional need
  • Funds may not be available for students who apply after April 1st for the upcoming aid year
  • Award amounts at WMU
    • minimum $200
    • maximum $1,200

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students
  • First bachelor's degree
  • Award eligibility based up EFC, enrollment and other resources
  • Award amount adjusted or canceled if enrolled less than half-time
  • Award may be adjusted or canceled if your EFC changes or you receive additional resources

WMU Grant

  • University funded (limited funding)
  • Need-based
  • Funds may not be available for students who apply after March 1st for the upcoming aid year
  • Award amounts:
    • minimum $200
    • maximum $2,000

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students
  • Enrolled at least half-time
  • Award eligibility based up EFC, academic merit, enrollment and other resources
  • Award amount canceled if enrolled less than half-time
  • Award may be adjusted or canceled if EFC changes or if you receive additional resources

Bronco Recognition Scholarship

  • University funded (limited funding)
  • One year, non-renewable
  • Need-based
  • Merit-based
  • Funds may not be available for students who apply after March 1st for the upcoming aid year
  • Award amounts:
    • minimum $200
    • maximum $2,000

Eligibility

  • First-time undergraduate students who enroll for fall
  • Transfer students with at least 26 transferrable hours from a Michigan community college
  • Enrolled at least half-time
  • Award eligibility based up EFC, academic merit, enrollment and other resources
  • Award amount canceled if enrolled less than half-time
  • Award may be adjusted or canceled if EFC changes or if you receive additional resources

 

 

Update: 03/06/2014 10:42 AM

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