Federal Pell Grant Program
Any student enrolled for a minimum of three credits per semester may be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. The Department of Education determines eligibility by using the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It takes approximately four to six weeks to process your FAFSA form. You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education. This will inform you of your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant. Those students who do not qualify for a Pell Grant may qualify for other federal and state aid programs. The actual amount of your Pell Grant may qualify you for other federal and state aid programs. The actual amount of your Pell Grant will be based on the number of credits you are enrolled for after the College's refund period ends. Refer to "Withdrawals and Refunds" in the College Catalog.
*2012-2013 Summer Pell Grant (06-01-13)
Students enrolled for the 2012-2013 Summer Terms will be awarded Pell Grant based on their 2012-2013 EFC and Pell Schedule.
- First Scheduled award disbursements are made to any eligible student at any enrollment status.
- SECOND scheduled award disbursement is only made to students :
- Enrolled at least half-time (6credits)
- Student has have received 100% of first scheduled award
- Student must demonstrate academic year academic acceleration.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is also a need-based program. Eligibility criteria are the same as Federal Work Study. By law, consideration must first be given to Pell Grant recipients with the highest unmet need. Students eligible for this assistance will receive a minimum of $200 per academic year. The maximum grant will be dependent upon other aid eligibility. A complete and accurate Pell Grant file is required before awards are made. Students who officially withdraw or drop below half-time status before their account is credited will lose their award for the semester in question.