State & Federal Funding


State & Federal Funding

Explore available state and federal funding.

Contact us to learn more, or review the information provided below.

State Grants:

  • Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (formerly the Governor's Scholarship)
    This program, administered by the Connecticut office of Higher Education, provides state scholarships to help talented and needy students pay for college. For additional information contact USJ Student Financial Services or visit http://www.ctohe.org/SFA/default.shtml.
  • Need and Merit-Based Award
    CT resident who is a high school senior or graduate with a high school junior ranking of 20% or better and/or SAT scores of at least 1210 or ACT score or at least 27. Recipient must attend a CT public or non-profit private college.
  • Need-Based Award
    CT resident who attends a CT public or non-profit private college. Recipient must have a federal Expected Family Contribution (EFC) within the allowable range.

Federal Grants:

  • Federal Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
    These are federal grants that are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and meet certain criteria established by the U. S. Department of Education.
  • The TEACH Grant Program
    This program provides assistance for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students who qualify academically (3.25 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale) and agree to teach for at least four years as full-time, highly qualified teachers within eight years of completing, or otherwise ceasing to be enrolled in, the program for which she/he received a TEACH Grant. Service must be in high-need fields in public or not-for-profit elementary or secondary schools that serve students from low-income families.

    University of Saint Joseph only awards TEACH Grants to eligible graduate students and undergraduate juniors and seniors who declared majors in eligible fields. Freshmen and sophomores are not eligible to apply for a TEACH Grant. For more information on eligibility please contact the Student Financial Services office.
    • Eligible full-time students may receive $3,724 (due to sequestration) per year, up to a maximum of $16,000 for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate study, and $8,000 for graduate study. The grant is reduced for part-time students.
    • The law identifies the following as high-need fields:
      • Bilingual education
      • English language acquisition
      • Foreign language
      • Mathematics
      • Reading specialist
      • Science
      • Special education
      • Another field documented as high-need by the Federal government, a State government, or a Local Education Agency, and approved by the Secretary. (This field must be listed in the Department's annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing.)
    • The TEACH Grant converts to an unsubsidized direct loan if the student fails to complete any part of her obligation. The loan, plus interest, must be repaid.