Federal and state grants typically do not require repayment and are renewable if certain conditions are met.Federal Grants
The LIU Travel Grant program provides aid to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need who wish to attend courses that takes place outside the United States during the Winter and/or Summer terms. In order to be eligible for this award, students must be in good financial standing, file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.gov, and be qualified to receive a Federal Pell Grant. Visiting and graduate students are not eligible for this award. Travel insurance and fees associated with the course are the student’s responsibility and must be paid in full prior to departure to receive this award. Award amounts are based on the Pell chart below and apply only to the tuition and fees associated with the course. This award does not apply to other expenses such as travel, lodging, etc.
|Pell Grant||Travel Grant Amount|
|$2,500 - $5,499||$750|
|$1 - $2,499||
Summer: May 1
Winter: December 1
Once complete, please submit Application to the Enrollment Services office on your campus for processing.
Travel Grant FAQs
1. How are “study abroad courses” defined for the purposes of this award?
Study Abroad programs include any course that takes place outside the United States and is offered during the Winter or Summer sessions.
2. How is eligibility determined?
Undergraduate students who have filed a FAFSA for the current term and qualified for a Pell Grant are eligible to receive this award.
3. What types of costs can an award apply to?
An award can apply up to $1,000 towards the tuition and fees associated with a course. The award does not apply to other expenses that may be associated with the course, such as travel, lodging, etc.
4. Will I be required to expand my existing student health insurance coverage as a participant in a study abroad course?
The University provides students studying abroad with accident and sickness insurance during the length of the course at a nominal per diem rate which will be billed to your student account.
5. What is the deadline for filing my application?
Summer travel applications are due by May 1st; winter applications are due by December 1st.
6. When will I be notified if I’ve qualified for an award?
You will be notified within one business day of filing your application with the Enrollment Services office on your campus.
7. Do I need to be a full-time student to qualify?
Students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program; visiting and graduate students are not eligible for this award.
8. Can I qualify for more than one award if I take multiple student abroad courses in a given winter and/or summer session?
Students can only apply for one award each session.
Long Island University maintains an extensive program of scholarships and grants-in-aid based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Awards are usually made as part of the admission process. Institutional scholarships may be combined with government supported grants and loans into a single financial aid package. Scholarships and grants are normally applied to tuition and fees. They can range from several hundred dollars to full tuition and do not require repayment. Scholarships may be reduced or canceled if requested applications and verification documents are not received by the stated deadlines. Need-based scholarships do not automatically renew for the same amount in subsequent years. Changes in need calculations, late FAFSA submission, or refusal of a subsidized student loan may result in a modified award.
Undergraduate Students – U.S. citizens and permanent residents must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov to be considered for a financial aid package. All undergraduate students are considered for scholarships based on their academic merit. Availability of institutional merit-based scholarships varies according to academic program. Students who file a FAFSA will be considered for institutional scholarships based on merit and demonstrated financial need. U.S. citizens and eligible residents may qualify for U.S. government and New York State fellowships and grants based on merit and financial need.
Graduate Students – Applicants for graduate school who are seeking financial aid should notify their prospective academic department early in the application process. Graduate students are automatically considered for university merit-based scholarships and fellowships as part of the admission process. Note however: For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, limited scholarship funds are usually combined with government supported grants and loans in a financial aid package, so applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Available scholarships include:
Scholarships are available from a wide variety of organizations based on merit, nationality, specific areas of study or talent, and more. Look at private organizations, like your church, the Kiwanis Club, or your parents’ employer. They often have scholarships available that no one applies for because they don’t know they exist. Utilize FREE Web-based scholarship searches like FASTWEB and the College Board to find additional resources for your education. Some private scholarship programs are specifically designed for students who were rejected for federal financial aid, so even if you don't think you'll qualify for federal aid, file the FAFSA.
For more information on applying for scholarships, please contact 718-488-1013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Federal Work-Study Program provides on-campus jobs to students with financial need. The money earned may be applied to students’ tuition, educational needs, or personal expenses. To receive Work-Study a student must apply for financial assistance by completing a FAFSA form and demonstrate need as determined by the federal government. Students can work up to 20 hours per week after the start of each semester. Summer employment is also available. Work study monetary awards are listed on students’ My LIU accounts. If Work-Study is awarded, the student will be placed in an on-campus job by Career Services, pending availability of positions.Jumpstart: This program pairs college students with preschoolers to help the children build language, literacy and social skills in educational settings. As a Jumpstart employee, you can earn your College Work-Study award and have the potential to earn an additional educational award of up to $1,132 while you make a difference in the life of a child. Contact Scott Jeffers at 718-780-4379 or email@example.com.
Federal America Reads Program: This federally funded program places students who qualify through their financial aid packages in positions in educational settings. Students receive ongoing teaching and leadership training to prepare them as educators and as leaders. Interested students should pick up an application at the Office of Career Services, Pratt 510.
Students who have completed Work-Study or were unable to obtain Work-Study from the Federal Work Study Program may apply for on-campus budget jobs working for a campus department and getting paid directly from that department's budget. At times, budget jobs may be difficult to get as most departments fill their support staff with Work-Study students. Students can also ask their professors if they have budget opportunities, or check Aramark (LIU Brooklyn’s food service), the pool and fitness center at Steinberg Wellness Center, Kumble Theater, the Library, and Admissions as these entities frequently have budget positions to fill.
The Graduate Assistantship program provides on-campus employment in a variety of settings to eligible graduate students. To be considered for a graduate assistantship, you must meet all of the conditions described below. If you should qualify, both new and current students are required to submit a Graduate Assistantship Application. Applications on the Brooklyn campus should be forwarded to Dean Maria Vogelstein, M306; Post campus applications should be forwarded to the appropriate Dean’s Office.
Full-time and part-time graduate tuition awards are available that provide up to 9 credits of aid for students based on their enrollment for the term. Graduate stipend awards, in the form of a monthly check, are also available for students registered for a minimum of 3 credits per term. Students receiving stipend awards must fill out all appropriate forms (I-9, W4 and IT-2104) and submit appropriate identification.
Assistants are expected to work on campus during the hours scheduled by the sponsoring department. A new application is required for each semester that you wish to be considered for an assistantship, by the deadlines stated below. Applications are not renewed automatically.
|Application Deadline||May 1||September 5||December 15||May 4|
|Contract Deadline||June 1||September 15||February 1||May 21|
Domestic Student Requirements
Additional International Student Requirements
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