Woodbury’s 10% Federal and State Grant Match Program FAQ

Q: Please define the new 10% Grant Match initiative.

A: The objective of Woodbury’s new 10% Federal and State Grant Match program is to increase Institutional Aid to students from low-income families with a GPA of 2.5 to 3.39. In addition to providing merit-based scholarships for eligible students, we are providing need-based aid tied to federal and state programs such as Pell and Cal grants. We believe this will increase access for underrepresented students who wish to attend Woodbury and increase the diversity of our student body.

 

Q: When will the program start?

A: The program begins in the Fall 2021 semester and is a long-term initiative.

 

Q: Who can apply?

A: All new U.S. undergraduate and eligible non-citizen/permanent resident students with a GPA of 2.5 to 3.39 who are applying for the Fall 2021 semester and beyond.

 

Q: How do students apply?

A: Students must complete the FAFSA form for Pell/SEOG grants and a GPA verification form for the Cal Grant Award. For more information please review our Financial Aid Process page.

 
Q: Do students have to apply for the 10% Grant Match program every year?

A: Yes. Students must complete a federal (FAFSA) and state (Cal Grant) grant applications every year to be eligible for Woodbury’s 10% Grant Match program.

 

Q: Why did we decide to launch the program?

A: As part of Woodbury’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, we aim to support every student who wants to pursue a degree regardless of their socioeconomic status. The onset of the pandemic and its devastating economic impact, increased the urgency to assist families most in need.

 

Q: Is this impacting Woodbury’s merit scholarship structure or any other financial aid offerings?

A: No. The University is proud to already discount its average tuition and fees by over 30% by providing merit-based Institutional Aid, and that will not change.

 

Q: Who can I contact for questions/concerns?

A: Please contact Oscar Jones, Director of Financial Aid, at Oscar.jones@woodbury.edu or visit the Scholarship and Financial Aid page on our website.

 

Last Updated on November 4, 2020.