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Grants & Work-Study

Need based financial aid can come from federal, state, school, and private sources to help you pay for college. The following information will help students interested in applying for need-based Financial Aid. 

Donnelly College FAFSA Code: 001914

Apply for Grants and Work-Study Positions 

  1. If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Donnelly’s school code is 001914. Once completed, Donnelly should receive the FAFSA results within 3-5 business days.
  2. If you are not FAFSA-eligible, complete the institutional aid application. Return this worksheet, with a copy of your most recent tax information, to the financial aid office or admissions office. Please note that any students under the age of 24 must include their parents’ tax information with this application.

Additional Documentation

Once Donnelly receives a student’s application, additional documentation is often required to complete the application process.  These items can include tax information, verification of information listed on the application, citizenship documentation, transcripts from previous schools, etc.  Please contact the financial aid office with any questions about these additional items.

 

Awarding

Once financial aid applications are completed, students are awarded aid.  Because grant funds are not required to be paid back after graduation, Donnelly automatically awards any grant funds a student is eligible for.  Changes in program or hours enrolled can have an affect on a student’s grant eligibility, so these changes are reviewed regularly to keep a student’s financial aid awards as accurate as possible.

 

Types of Need-Based Grants

Pell Grant

  • The Pell Grant is the most well-known grant provided by the FAFSA. 
  • For 2019-2020, the grant is awarded as an annual amount between $623 and $6,195
  • Amount is based on financial need and enrollment status (Full-time, three quarter time, half-time, less than half time).

SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)

  • FAFSA grant that is used to supplement the Pell Grant.
  • Awarded up to $1,000 per semester
  • Preference given to students with most financial need

Kansas Comprehensive Grant

  • State grant awarded to FAFSA eligible students with financial need
  • Student must be KS resident
  • Student must be enrolled Full-Time

Donnelly Grant

  • Need based grant for students that are not Pell Grant eligible
  • Grant covers 25% to 50% of tuition and fees based on financial need and other circumstances
  • Not allowed to be combined with other grants or scholarships

Fifteen to Finish Grant

  • Grant aimed at encouraging students to complete their degree on time (or early)
  • Covers 50% of tuition and fees for any credits over 12 credit hours
  • Must be enrolled in 13 or more credit hours in the Associate’s or Bachelor’s Programs

Work Study

  • Part-time positions for students to work throughout the school year at various offices around Donnelly College
  • Must demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA
  • Student can work up to 12 hours per week.  Amount earned is based on number of hours worked