Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant Program makes funds available to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education. Apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
These federally supported, university-administered grants are provided to undergraduate students who have high financial need as determined by our office with the FAFSA on an annual basis. Students must meet the University's FAFSA priority filing date each year.
Federal TEACH Grant
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students in specified majors who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools classified as serving low-income students. This grant will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan for students who do not complete the service obligations.
Depending on the availability of state funding, you may be eligible to receive grants from your state of residence. Currently we honor grants awarded to undergraduate students from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
We recommend you contact your state's higher education agency to determine what grants your state may offer its residents and how to apply.
University Need Based Grants
The University of Dayton offers non-repayable grants to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. The University assumes that the student will also accept self-help aid in the form of loans and school-year employment. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required annually for consideration and must be received by our priority deadline of February 1st for incoming first year and transfer students, or April 1st for returning students. The 2024-2025 FAFSA is expected to release December 2023, which will impact UD's priority deadlines.
Please visit our website for additional information on grants.