Allegheny College has a long history of making a high quality education accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Success Grant program is designed to provide students with additional financial assistance to offset the total cost of college attendance and to encourage successful on-time degree completion.
How Success Grants Work
Students who have unanticipated need are invited to apply for a Gator Success Grant.
- Applicants must be currently enrolled students
- Applicants must have an immediate and unexpected financial hardship
- All other resources, including Student Financial Aid, must have been considered and deemed insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.
- Students are generally expected to take out loans as part of their educational funding.
- Your previous financial aid applications, grants, and loans may be considered as part of the review.
- Generally, the lifetime maximum of all awards made to any one student during all combined enrollments at Allegheny College will not exceed $2,000.
Students are asked to complete an application asking for some specific information about the funds they are requesting and how they intend to use them. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but unless the funding is requested for an emergency situation, students should be aware that it may take up to two weeks before they receive a decision. Requests for emergency funding will normally be reviewed in no more than 72 hours.
It is the College’s responsibility to inform you that the funds you receive can be considered taxable. As the College may not give tax advice, you will need to educate yourself as to how you should report this money for tax year purposes.
Funding for these initiatives comes from the generosity of donors. If you wish to contribute to this initiative, please make a gift online.
Types of Student Success Grants
Students are not always able to plan for owning (or replacing) a computer, purchasing textbooks, or taking advantage of educational opportunities that might require funds, including travel.
Students are often under additional pressure at the end of their final semester, as they either have an unpaid balance that will prevent them from receiving a diploma or transcript, or else they do not have the funds to fully participate in Senior Week or Commencement.
Students are not always able to plan for their wellness needs. They may experience food insecurity, they may not own adequate winter clothing, or they may need emergency medical supplies not covered by insurance.
Support for Co-Curricular Experiences
Students often face additional expenses in taking advantage of co-curricular experiences, which can affect the ability of students with high need to take advantage.
Emergency Transportation Needs
Students may be unable to financially plan for unexpected situations where they are hospitalized, or we need their parents or guardians here, or they need to go home due to a leave or some other purpose.