Programs - Grants

Listed below are the federal and state programs that Emporia State University currently participates in.  For more information on other grants not listed here, please visit the Scholarships & Grants page.

  Classification1 Enrollment Level2
Pell Grant      
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant      
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant      
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant √       √ √   √  √
Kansas Comprehensive Grant          

1Classification:  UG = Undergraduate, GR = Graduate, SB = Second Bachelors, TL = Teacher Licensure/Certification
2Enrollment Level:  FT = Full-Time, TQ = Three-Quarter-Time, HT = Half-Time, LT = Less-Than Half-Time


Federal Pell Grant

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This grant is awarded to eligible students who are working on their first bachelor’s degree.  The amount of this grant is determined by your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated from your FAFSA.  The EFC must be between 0 and 5,198.  For the 2015-2016 award year, the award amount ranges from $581 to $5,775.  As of July 1, 2009, students could receive Pell Grants year round (up to 200%); however, starting July 1, 2011, students may only receive more than 100% of their Pell grant from the 10-11 aid year as this provision was eliminated. Students are limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of funding.  Because the summer term is a non-standard term, Pell grants for the summer are prorated to 35.29%.

Unless you are currently enrolled for a term, we award this grant assuming that you will be attending full-time.  Once you enroll, if your current enrollment is not full-time, the Pell grant award will adjust downward in conjunction with your enrollment.  Once the census date is reached for a term (with the exception of the summer term, this is the 10th day of class), fluctuations in the Pell grant award will no longer be made.


Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

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A student who is not eligible for a Pell Grant but whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant.

Additional Student Eligibility Requirements

- Be under 24 years old or

- Enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year – not to exceed the cost of attendance for that award year.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

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This is a grant program available to undergraduate students with exceptionally large financial aid need. The program requirements stipulate priority must be given to Pell Grant recipients. Because of limited funds, grants at ESU may range from $100 to $500 per year. Apply early via the FAFSA for priority consideration.


Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

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Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.  The amount of this grant is prorated based on your enrollment, and that this amount in combination with any other assistance may not exceed cost of attendance.

In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you 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.  More than 50% of your teaching duties must be in the subject area for which you were awarded the TEACH grant.  As a recipient of a TEACH Grant, you 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.  If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will be charged interest from the date the grant(s) was disbursed.  For more information on the TEACH grant including eligibility requirements, information about high-need fields, schools serving low-income students, and the Agreement to Serve, please visit the Department of Education's website at


Kansas Comprehensive Grant

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Kansas Comprehensive Grants are available to needy Kansas residents enrolled full-time at eighteen private colleges and universities located in Kansas, the six state universities, and Washburn University. The Kansas Legislature provides limited assistance to financially needy students. To be considered you must complete and submit the FAFSA, listing one or more eligible colleges in the FAFSA. The priority receipt deadline is April 1 so the completed FAFSA should be mailed by March 15. The funding level allows approximately 1 in 3 eligible students to be assisted with award amounts ranging from $200-$3,000 at the private institutions and $100-$1,100 at the public institutions.