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Undergraduate Student - Need Based Grants

Need based grants are awarded to students that demonstrate financial need. Grants do not have to be earned or repaid. The following need based grants are available to undergraduate students at Fitchburg State University:

Federal Pell Grant

Gift aid from the federal government. Awarded to high need students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Awards range from $6,095 to $611 per year depending on the student's enrollment status and EFC.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Gift aid from the federal government administered by the university. Priority for this grant is given to the highest need students. Available to undergraduate students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree and are enrolled at least half time. Average award is $250 per year.

MA State Grant

Gift aid from the state government. Awarded to full-time undergraduate students who have been a resident of Massachusetts for at least one year (parents of dependent students must also meet residency criteria). For more information, contact the Massachusetts Office of Student Financial Assistance. Awards range from $600 to $1,300 per year, depending on the student's EFC.

MA Cash Grant

Available to Massachusetts residents who are enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate degree program. Average award is $1000 per year, not to exceed the cost of tuition and fees.

MA Part-Time Grant

Available to Massachusetts residents enrolled part-time in an undergraduate degree program. Eligibility is dependent on the student's EFC. Average award is $550 per year.

Tuition Waiver

Available to Massachusetts residents enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate day school program. Average award is $970 per year, not to exceed the cost of tuition.

Mass Transfer Tuition Waiver

Available to students who have completed an approved Mass Transfer program at a Massachusetts community college, who have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average at the time of graduation and who have enrolled in a linked undergraduate day school program at Fitchburg State University. The award equals billed in-state tuition.

MSCBA Grant

Need based grant funding provided by the Massachusetts State University Building Authority for qualifying students residing in the dormitories. Average award amounts varies, not to exceed 50% of billed semester housing costs.

Special Fee Grant

Institutional funds awarded to out-of-state students with high financial need. Average award is $1000 per year.

Fitchburg State University Fee Grant

Institutional funds awarded to undergraduate students with high financial need. Average award is $1,000.

For a description on how your eligibility for financial aid is determined, university billing and refund procedures, alternative financing options and helpful hints and phone numbers: Financial Aid Award Guide (PDF)