Federal Pell Grant Program

  • Awarded to eligible students pursuing first baccalaureate or professional degree and certain students enrolled in post-baccalaureate teacher certification or licensing programs
  • Annual award amounts 2019-2020 academic year
    • $657 minimum
    • $6,195 maximum
  • Actual award amount based on Cost of Attendance, Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated from the FAFSA, and enrollment status

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Eligible Students
    • Undergraduates pursuing first baccalaureate or professional degree
    • Awarded first to students with exceptional financial need (i.e., students with the lowest EFCs at that school)
    • Priority to Federal Pell Grant recipients; due to limited funding provided to Hampden-Sydney, all FSEOG funds are limited to Federal Pell Grant recipients with an EFC < $1,000
  • Annual award amounts
    • $100 minimum
    • $4,000 federal maximum; due to limited funding provided to Hampden-Sydney, maximum amount awarded is $1,500

CARES Act Grant

For information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants to students, please visit our CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students page.



Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

  • 2019-2020 estimated award = $3,400
  • Priority filing date to apply is July 31
  • Available to bonafide Virginia residents attending a private college in Virginia
  • Not based on need
  • Renewable for a maximum of eight semesters
  • One-time application required
  • Application provided by Financial Aid to deposited freshmen and transfers
  • TAG application in (pdf)
  • Students and parents may be required to provide proof of residency
  • Not currently subject to satisfactory academic progress requirements

Other State Grants