Who is Eligible for the Award?
You may be eligible for TRIO Grant Aid at Neumann University if you meet all of the following requirements:
Have been accepted and fully participated in the TRIO Program for one full semester;
Receive a Pell Grant;
Actively participate in the TRIO Program by attending all scheduled counseling and recommended workshops and tutoring sessions;
Are enrolled as a full-time (12 or more credits each semester) and a first or second year student;
Pass the financial literacy online course;
Meet the federal standards for academic progress;
Maintain your fall and spring mid-term GPAs above 2.0 and your cumulative GPA at or above 2.3;
Renew your goals and your agreement each semester with your TRIO academic counselor; and,
Be enrolled or intend to enroll for the following academic semester.
You are required to meet with your academic counselor at least once a month and understand that you may be required to meet more frequently. In awarding grant aid, the program looks at the number of counseling and tutoring cancelations or no-shows.
What is TRIO Grant Aid?
TRIO Grant Aid is awarded after mid-term grades are registered during spring semester. At the discretion of the TRIO Program, an award may be made at another time during the academic year. The minimum award for the 2013-2014 Academic year is $564 and your award may increase depending on need and satisfying eligibility requirements. Due to limited funding, we cannot guarantee that we can award funds to all students. If you are selected to receive an award, you will be notified by university email and your TRIO academic counselor. This award is non-renewable and you will need to comply with all eligibility requirements in subsequent years to be again considered.
If you receive a TRIO award, you also agree that the award will:
- Be applied first to any outstanding tuition balances owed to Neumann University; and,
- Be applied second to your present educational loan indebtedness by reducing unsubsidized federal loans.
As part of your financial package with Neumann University, the award is meant to supplement and not supplant your existing scholarships and grants.