A grant is a needs-based form of financial aid that need not be paid back. Students at Peirce can apply for federal and state grants, as well as for grant programs funded by the College.
Federal Pell Grants
These grants are awarded to full- and part-time students who demonstrate exceptional financial need, based on the student's Expected Family Contributions (EFC). Awards vary based on the number of enrolled credits and range from $353 through $5,645 per year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
Awards are made to full- and part-time students with financial need. The actual awards vary based on the number of enrolled credits and range from $200 through $4,000 per year.
Pennsylvania State Grant (PHEAA)
These grants are awarded based on financial need to Pennsylvania residents who are accepted into an undergraduate program and who enroll for at least six credits each semester. Funds are limited and change from year to year. Awards vary based on the number of enrolled credits and range from $100 through $3,712 per year.
Institutional Aid (PEOG)
These awards are funded by the College and range from $200 through $1,000 per year. Recipients are full- and part-time students who demonstrate financial need.
Pennsylvania Summer State Grant
To be eligible for this grant, students must be Pennsylvania residents and enrolled at least half-time. Awards will be made in July. Application forms are available at www.pheaa.org.
Peirce Protect and Serve® Grant
U.S. Military, Active or Retired Armed Forces, Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard, The Fraternal Order of Police or Fire Fighters, Corrections or EMT personnel automatically qualify for a Protect and Serve Grant at Peirce College. If you are a U.S. citizen and serve in one of the capacities listed, you, your spouse and dependent children are eligible for financial aid through our Protect and Serve Grant.
Protect and Serve Grant award level is 25% of tuition for all qualified students. Students take courses on campus in Philadelphia; on site at regional locations; and online over the Internet. For details on how Grant funds are applied, please visit http://peirce.edu/Military/Default. This grant is applicable to the graduate program.
Peirce College allows children, grandchildren and spouses of a Peirce alumnus to apply for an Alumni grant.
Peirce College allows siblings of Peirce alumnus to apply for a Sibling Grant.
Awarding of Alumni Discount and Sibling Grant:
The Alumni and Sibling Grants are contingent upon the applicant meeting all of the following eligibility requirements. To be eligible the applicant: (1) must provide documentation that a parent, sibling, grandparent or spouse graduation status.(2) Must provide documentation proof of their relationship to alumni and/or sibling .(3) Must meet all of the College’s admission standards and qualifications before being eligible for the grant. The grant allow for the following discounts: $1600 for 12 credits or more, $ 800 for 6-11 credits and $400 for 1-5 credits. This grant will be applied for tuition only.