Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are considered the foundation of federal financial aid to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources might be added. The Federal Pell Grant is awarded only to undergraduate students who have not previously earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. The amount awarded depends not only on financial need but also on costs to attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, room, board, or other educational expenses. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the maximum award amount is $6,195. For the 2020-2021 academic year, the maximum award amount is $6,345. Renewal is contingent on maintaining a 2.0 or better grade point average, reapplication of the FAFSA, and continued financial need.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) awards offered at WAU range from $200 to $1,000. By federal regulations, FSEOG is awarded to students with exceptional financial need, and priority is given to students with Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Renewal of the FSEOG is contingent upon maintaining a 2.0 or better, grade point average, reapplication by the published April deadline, continued financial need, and Federal Pell Grant eligibility. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, room, board, and other educational expenses.


For more information about financial aid at WAU, email finaid@wau.edu, or call 301.891.4005 or 1-800-835-4212 to speak to a Financial Aid Advisor.

Student Financial Services
Washington Adventist University
7600 Flower Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Email: finaid@wau.edu
Phone: 301-891-4005
Toll-Free: 800-835-4212
General Fax: 301-560-5364