Textbook & Software Grant Program

Please note that for terms starting on or after March 13, 2019 the Grantham University Heroes Program will replace the following programs for all students:

  • Military Scholarship for Service Members
  • Military Scholarship for Family Members
  • Veterans Scholarship
  • First Responders and Civil Servants Scholarship
  • Textbook and Software Grant

To show our appreciation and to honor those who serve our countries and our communities, Grantham University offers the Heroes program to ensure the costs of education remain affordable for these individuals.

Students who qualify will receive the following benefits:

  • Tuition Rate of $250 per credit hour (Undergraduate and Graduate)
  • Resource Fee waiver for each course

Eligibility will be determined by the Financial Aid Office at the time of admission to the university and will continue as long as the student remains enrolled.

Eligibility requirements:
  • Applicants must meet Grantham University's minimum admissions requirements.
  • Applicants must meet any special program admissions requirements.
  • Applicants must be at least one of the following:
    • A U.S. active-duty service member, reservist, National Guard member or other military service member;
    • A U.S. honorable, general under honorable or medically discharged veteran;
    • A dependent or spouse of a U.S. active-duty service member reservist, National Guard member or veteran (honorably, generally or medically discharged); or
    • A U.S. emergency first responder, including federal, state and local law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics;
    • A U.S. civil servant at the federal, state, county, and/or local level.

Grantham University’s Textbook and Software Grant provides new or gently used textbooks to students who qualify (see eligibility requirements). Shipping* fees for textbooks and other course materials are included in the grant. The value of the grant is determined by the degree program and/or courses selected, but generally ranges from $500 to $4,500. Eligible students will order and be shipped course materials from the Grantham Bookstore after they have registered for their classes and been approved for the grant.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicants must meet Grantham University’s minimum admissions requirements
  • Applicants must meet any special program admissions requirements
  • Applicant must be:
    • A U.S. active-duty service member, reservist, national guardsman, or other military service member
    • A U.S. honorably or medically discharged veteran
    • A dependent or spouse of a U.S. active-duty service member, reservist, National Guardsman or veteran (honorably or medically discharged)
    • A U.S. emergency first responder, including federal, state and local law enforcement personnel, fire fighters, emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics
Continuing Eligibility Requirements
  • Applicants must meet Grantham University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  • Be free of any financial holds on their accounts

The grant may only be applied toward textbook(s) and materials provided by the Grantham Bookstore and used in courses and/or degree programs completed at Grantham University. The grant is redeemable through the seventh day of the term in which it was awarded.

Grant applications must be received, with required proof of eligibility, prior to the start date of the term, in order for the application to be reviewed, unless there are other deadlines imposed by other grant applications for which the student may be applying.

Students who qualify for the grant will receive only one copy of course materials, regardless of whether the materials are required for multiple classes. Before students sell or otherwise dispose of a textbook, they should ensure that the materials are not required for additional courses. Replacement materials are the responsibility of the student and are not covered by the grant.

Students utilizing the grant to purchase textbook(s) who then request a course add/drop for that same term, will be required to return the previously purchased textbooks to the Grantham University Bookstore prior to utilizing the grant for the new course selection.

The Textbook and Software Grant is offered continuously. It is not a competitive grant. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements will be awarded the grant. Proof of eligibility is required.

At Grantham, we look forward to helping you earn a highly targeted online degree in the most affordable way possible. For more information about Grantham University’s Textbook and Software Grant, please contact us at (888) 947-2684.

* The University pays standard postage on mail and parcels going to students in the U.S. (including APO and FPO addresses and P.O. boxes within U.S. territories). A student in another country, or physical address inside a U.S. territory, must pay additional shipping charges. Expedited shipping, if requested by the student, is an additional cost and is not included in the grant.