A grant is a gift aid that does not have to be repaid.  Only undergraduates pursuing their first bachelor’s degree are eligible for grants.

The Federal Pell Grant are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's. The amount you receive is based on your financial need and school’s cost of attendance (COA). You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or nonforcible sexual offense.

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid, except under certain circumstances. 

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a grant program based on exceptional financial need and availability of funds.

TEACH Grant Program- Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher 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. 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. 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 received a TEACH Grant.  IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that has been 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 additional information and requirements please contact the Financial Aid Office.

The Alabama Student Assistance Program is a grant that is awarded to Alabama residents only based on financial need and availability of funds. The grants are awarded in varying amounts based on need.

The Alabama Student Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance to residents of the State of Alabama who enroll into undergraduate programs at non-sectarian, secular education, non- profit, independent institutions. The amount of the grant varies depending on availability of funds. Students applying for the grant must meet certain residential criteria and must provide documentation with their application. Students that drop classes, may cause a forfeiture of all or part of the grant. Please see the application for specific details.