What Grant Options are available as a full-time Undergraduate Day student at SJU?

Grants for Undergraduate Students

Grant aid is gift aid that does not need to be paid back. Grant aid can include the following: Pell grants, SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), or Pennsylvania State grants. Institutional grants at Saint Joseph´s University are awarded to students at the time of admission.


Merit Scholarships Awarded through the admissions process and appears on the acceptance letter. Based on outstanding academic and achievement records. Consideration is given to all applicants. From $3,500 to full-tuition
Institutional Grants Grants awarded through the financial aid process. Based on demonstrated financial need and/or eligibility. Varies based on need and/or eligibility.
Federal Pell Grant Program Awarded directly by the federal government based on demonstrated financial need. Based on demonstrated financial need, cost of education and enrollment status. Grants range from $692 to $6895 determined by a student's level of financial need.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Federal grants awarded to students with exceptional financial need. Students must demonstrate exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Varies based on need.
PA State Grant Administered through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to Pennsylvania residents. Pennsylvania residents enrolled at least half time in at least a two-year program. From $500 to $5,750

Institutional Aid Information:

Institutional grants at Saint Joseph´s University are awarded to students based on their high school performance, achievement, and need.  Beginning with Fall 2016, the Regis Grant is awarded to eligible incoming Freshmen.  Eligibility will be re-assessed each year.  For grant consideration students must submit a FAFSA.

For a complete listing of scholarships for freshmen, please click here: Scholarship Information Page

Merit Scholarships

  • Presidential Scholarship
  • University Scholarship
  • Achievement Award
  • Jesuit Prep Scholarship

Institutional Grants

  • Regis Grant
  • United Scholars Grant
  • Legacy Award
  • Saint Joseph's Grant
  • Mission Grant
  • Not For Spectators Scholarship
  • Magis Grant



Federal Pell Grant Program
The largest federal need-based student aid program providing grant assistance ranging from $692 to $6895 to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program and have not received their first bachelor´s degree. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, cost of education, and enrollment status. The amount of the student´s award is determined using the Federal Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the Payment Schedule provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Provides grant assistance to students with exceptional financial need. In awarding Supplemental Grants, priority is given to Pell Grant recipients with the highest demonstrated financial need.



PA State Grant
The Pennsylvania State Grant Program is administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA). It provides grant assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in at least a two-year program, who are Pennsylvania residents, and who are enrolled at least half time. Eligibility is based on financial need as determined by PHEAA, and 2022-23 year awards range between $500 and $5,750. Eligible students who, in their senior year, enroll for nine or more credits in one of their last two semesters may receive a full-time PA Grant even though they are not enrolled full time. Reduced tuition cost must be reported to the agency and may result in adjustment to the grant amount. Recipients must also be Pennsylvania high school graduates or have a Pennsylvania GED. Receipt of PA State Grant assistance may not exceed the equivalent of eight semesters of full-time awards. The filing deadline each upcoming academic year is May 1. PA State Grant recipients who have received two full-time semesters of awards must complete 24 credits. Part-time students must typically complete a minimum of 6 credits for each semester of part-time PA Grant aid received.  Satisfactory academic progress for PA State Grant purposes in reviewed in August/September for the prior academic year.  

All other states should contact their state Department of Higher Education for grant information and visit fafsa.gov to see the FAFSA filing deadline for your specific state.

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