This grant program began in the 2006-07 award year for fulltime undergraduate students. The maximum award for a first academic year* eligible undergraduate student is $750; the maximum award for a second academic year* eligible undergraduate student is $1,300.
To receive an ACG, a student must:
receive a Federal Pell Grant during the same award year;
be a U.S. citizen;
be a first- or second-year full-time undergraduate student in a degree program at a two-year or four-year degree-granting institution;
have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study; and
if a first-year student-have completed secondary school after Jan. 1, 2006, or
if a second-year student-have completed secondary school after Jan. 1, 2005, and have at least a 3.0 grade point average as of the end of the first academic year of undergraduate study.