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State and Federal Grants

Grants come from both the State government and the Federal government and do not have to be repaid (except, in some cases, for the TEACH grant--see the link in the "Learn More" box to the left). Listed below are some common types of grants that our students can be eligible to receive.


The Pell Grant is a Federal grant for undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time at a college or university. Eligibility is determined by the Federal Department of Education, and the maximum eligibility is for 12 semesters. Awards will vary depending upon the student's registration and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), calculated from the FAFSA. 

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The funds for this grant are appropriated by the Federal Government and made available through institutions of higher education to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need. There is limited funding for this grant and it is awarded on a first come, first-served basis.


The TEACH grant is a federal grant for students who are pursuing coursework needed to begin a career in teaching. Recipients of the TEACH grant must complete four years of teaching in a high-need field at a low-income school. Failure to complete the service requirements will result in the conversion of the grant to an unsubsidized loan. Interested students should contact their financial aid counselor to see if they are eligible for the grant.

Access MO

The Access Missouri Grant is a State-sponsored program for all undergraduate Missouri residents enrolled full-time at a Missouri college or university with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. The student's FAFSA must be processed no later than March 31 to have their eligibility reviewed by the State. Access Missouri Grant Awards are not finalized until Fontbonne receives official notification from the State as to each student's award status; therefore, the amount on your award letter is an estimate until final regulations are passed.

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship

The Marguerite Ross Barnett is a scholarship for students who are enrolled for 6-11 credit hours per semester, are employed at least 20 hours a week, and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Please see the Missouri Department of Higher Education's web site for more information and application.