Federal Aid

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on their expected family contribution as determined by the FAFSA and the number of hours a student is enrolled in at the time of the payment due date. View the 2022-2023 Pell Grant Chart.

  • Federal Pell Grants are for students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree.
    • (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.)
  • Students are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if they 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 does not have to be repaid except under certain circumstances.  
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed.
    • Steps to complete a FAFSA are listed under the FAQ tab.

To get an FSEOG, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed so you JSU can determine how much financial need you have. The JSU Office of Student Financial Services will award FSEOGs/SEOGs to students that have the most financial need. The FSEOG/SEOG does not need to be repaid, except under certain circumstances. Jacksonville State University receives a certain amount FSEOG/SEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid. Once the full amount of JSU’s FSEOG/SEOG funds has been awarded to students, no more FSEOG/SEOG awards can be made for that year. This system works differently from the Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides funds to every eligible student.

A TEACH Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires you to take certain kinds of classes in order to get the grant and then do a certain kind of job to keep the grant from turning into a loan. The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching. As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you complete TEACH Grant Counseling must sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach in a high-need field; at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. In addition, JSU requires a JSU TEACH Grant Application each year/semester to apply. Applications are located at the JSU Financial Aid Forms page. For additional information, please review the JSU TEACH Grant Application and

State Aid

ASAP is a need-based, state/federal grant ranging from $300 to $5000 per academic year.  Eligible students are undergraduate students who are Alabama residents attending eligible Alabama institutions. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. Jacksonville State University receives a certain amount ASAP funds each year from the ACHE. Once the full amount of JSU’s ASAP funds has been awarded to students, no more ASAP awards can be made for that year. Students who receive ASAP from JSU will be reported to ACHE.

An award to be used for tuition and educational fees for Alabama National Guard members to attend a postsecondary educational institution in Alabama. The award is based on financial need. This award is for students who are active members in good standing with a federally-recognized unit of the Alabama National Guard. Participants also may receive federal veterans benefits, but must show a cost less aid amount of at least $100. Below is the link to the application. Forms must be signed by a representative of the Alabama Military Department and the financial aid officer at the college or university the student plans to attend. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Student's should contact Military & Post Traditional Student Services for more information.

This is a grant covering tuition, fees, books and supplies for dependents and eligible spouses of Alabama police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. There is no limit on the amount awarded to recipients. Awards are available for only undergraduate study at public institutions in Alabama. Other special eligibility criteria apply. These applications can be filled out online, printed, signed and returned to the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, P O Box 302000, Montgomery, AL 36130-2000.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) Website

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), the largest division within the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Service, helps Alabamians with disabilities achieve independence through employment. Students who have physical disabilities may be eligible for assistance through the Vocational Rehabilitation Service. Alabama residents needing more information may contact the agency at 2127 East South Boulevard, Montgomery, AL 36199.

Additional Information - Detailed information on federal student financial aid programs is available from the U.S. Department of Education at and in the JSU Financial Aid Office.