Federal and State Grants are estimated pending finalization of Government budgets. Following are brief descriptions of the major programs.

To be considered for one of these awards, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Quincy University’s FAFSA school code is 001745.


  • The value of this grant can range from $657 – $6195 for eligible students in 2019-20.
  • Application must be made annually with the FAFSA at  fafsa.gov.
  • The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to eligible degree-seeking undergraduates. The amount of the award is based on the Expected Familty Contribution (EFC) and the number of credit hours for which the student is enrolled. Awarding of Pell Grant is limited to 12 full-time semester awards. This award is only for first Bachelors degree.


The Federal SEOG is a limited-fund award available to degree-seeking undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need. As with the Federal Pell Grant, these funds are available for the first Bachelors degree only. Due to federal guidelines, preference is given to the neediest Pell Grant eligible students.


  • The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) offers a need-based grant to eligible Illinois residents.
  • Residence status for dependent students is based on parents Illinois residency. Independent students must document Illinois residence for 12 months before the beginning of the academic year.
  • Due to limited funding students are encouraged to apply early to avoid loss of funding.
  • Application for the MAP Grant is made by properly completing the FAFSA  fafsa.ed.gov, listing an Illinois school, and meeting Illinois residency requirement.
  • Eligibility is limited to 135 paid MAP credit hours.
  • Students who have been paid 75 or more MAP credit hours must attain junior status.
  • Quincy University’s FAFSA code is 001745.

MAP grants are limited based on the number of applicants and funding levels appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly. Please be aware that in light of state funding constraints, reductions to estimated or actual grants are possible.