Union Institute and University

Federal Grants

Union Institute & University participates in the following federal grant programs:

Federal Pell Grant

This grant is a need-based grant that does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Students may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. Students apply annually by completing the FAFSA. The Federal Pell Grant award amount listed on your award letter is the amount for full-time enrollment. If your enrollment status is less than full-time, the amount of your Federal Pell Grant will be adjusted for your three-quarter time, half-time, or less-than-half-time enrollment status. Your Pell Grant award will also be adjusted if you attend less than a full academic year.  Pell grants are subject to a Lifetime Limit equal to twelve full time semesters.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a need-based grant that does not have to be repaid. Students apply annually by completing the FAFSA. Due to limited funds, it is important to complete your FAFSA as early as possible each year for consideration of an FSEOG award. SEOG awards are based on full time enrollment.  If you register for less than 12 credit hours any semester the SEOG amount will be reduced for the less than full time load.

Federal Tax Benefits

The federal government provides several favorable Income Tax regulation to lower the net costs to taxpayers of higher education. Union Institute & University cannot provide tax advice however the linked document from NASFAA (link) and IRS Publication 970 may help you decide if you can take advantage of these tax benefits.