Grants are awarded based on financial need. Grants are gift-aid and do not need to be repaid unless you withdraw from classes or receive grant money you are not eligible to receive. Grants are not available to students with a prior bachelor's degree.
Apply for grants by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. No additional application is necessary.
The Federal Pell Grant is the main federal grant program. For the 2011-2012 school year, students with EFCs of 4617 or less may qualify for Pell Grant funds. The Pell Grant amount is determined by the Expected Family Contribution calculated by the FAFSA processor and the student's enrollment status. For the 2011-2012 school year, annual Pell Grant awards range from $488 to $5350. Initial Pell Grant offers are based on the enrollment status reported on the FAFSA and are adjusted based on the student's actual class schedule.
Eligibility for Federal SEOG and LEAP Grants is based on Pell Grant eligibility and exceptional financial need. Annual Federal SEOG and LEAP Grants range from $500 to $1000 at Dalton State College. Awards are made each semester based on available funding, and are awarded to students with the highest financial need. Priority is given to students who meet the deadline dates (May 1 for Fall, November 1 for Spring, and March 1 for Summer).