Grants

Westfield State has grouped the various financial aid programs available to our students into three different categories: grant/waivers, loan and work.  The following is a description of the grants that are available.

The Federal Pell Grant
A federal grant designed for undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional need. For the 2016-2017 academic year the awarded value ranges from $650 to $5815.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
A federal grant designed for undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional need.

The Mass GRANT
A state grant to assist Massachusetts full-time, undergraduate, Pell Grant recipients.  The awarded value ranges from $500 to $1100.

The Massachusetts CASH Grant
A state-funded grant for Massachusetts undergraduate students who demonstrate need. This should not be confused with Mass GRANT.

The Financial Aid Tuition Waiver
All or part of tuition may be waived; recipient must be a full-time, undergraduate, Massachusetts resident who demonstrates need. 

University Grant
Westfield State University-funded grant for students who demonstrate need.

The Westfield State University Housing Grant
Westfield State University-funded grant for students residing on campus who demonstrate need.

The Part-Time Grant
Westfield State University-funded grant for students enrolled less than full time who demonstrate need.

The Division of Graduate and Continuing Education Grant
Westfield State University-funded grant for undergraduate students who are attending part-time through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education.

All grant funds require that students submit a new FAFSA each year and demonstrate continued eligibility in order to be considered.