Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.
The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2016-2017 award year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) is $5,815. The maximum changes each award year and depends on program funding. The amount you receive, though, will depend not only on your financial need calculated by filing the (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but also on your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
Approximately 40% of Monmouth College students qualify for and receive funding through the Federal Pell Grant.
Federal SEOG Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG.
Federal TEACH Grant
TEACH Grants are awarded to eligible students annually. (Application)
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, a student must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students and must teach for at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received a TEACH Grant. IMPORTANT: If a student fails to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. For more detailed information, please visit: TEACH Grant Program
State of Illinois (MAP) Monetary Award Program Grant
The Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grants to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges and demonstrate financial need, based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are not required to submit high school grades or test scores when applying for a MAP grant.
Approximately 50% of Monmouth College students qualify for and receive funding through the Illinois MAP Grant program.
Monmouth College Grants
In addition to the state or federally funded grant programs, Monmouth College offers millions of dollars of grant funding to our students each year. The amount of the grants vary from student to student and are based on a student’s entire academic and financial profile. Currently, 99% of our students receive grants and/or scholarships from the college.