Federal Pell Grant (FPELL)
The largest federal need-based student aid program providing grant assistance ranging from $692 to $6,895. The Pell grant is a federally funded program. Eligibility requires that an applicant has not received a bachelor’s or professional degree and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and demonstrates financial need. The amount of the award is based on prior calendar year income and asset information provided on the FAFSA.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is a federally funded program. The purpose of this grant is to provide additional aid to students who exhibit exceptional financial need. To become eligible, the student must file the FAFSA and have a valid Student Aid Report (SAR) on file indicating eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant. The amount awarded to recipients depends on financial need, the amount of other aid received, and the availability of funds at East-West University.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Monetary Award Program (MAP)
This program is administered by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) and assists Illinois residents who attend an approved Illinois college. Awards are based on information reported on the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). ISAC rules limit eligibility to dependent students whose parents are Illinois residents and to self-supporting or independent students who have resided in Illinois for 12 continuous months prior to September 1 of the award year for which the grant is made. Maximum Award $7,200
Federal Work Study Program
The FWSP provides salaries for jobs for the students with demonstrated financial need, who maintain satisfactory academic progress. Students awarded FWSP funds can earn money to help pay education expenses. Students can work either on- or off-campus. Off-campus jobs will be with private, non-profit organizations or public agencies that encourage community service work. Students are paid by the hour and receive a paycheck every other week. FWS students are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week during the academic year and cannot work during their scheduled class times. Students apply for FWS by filing out the FAFSA.