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Federal Aid Programs: Title IV/Federal Code: 010684

Federal PELL Grant

The Pell Grant is a federal entitlement program awarded only to undergraduate students. Once a student has a bachelor's degree, he/she is no longer eligible for Pell. The amount of the award is determined by the federal appropriations available for a given year and the cost of attendance at the college, the expected family contribution (EFC), and student enrollment status. Awards range from $555 to $5,550 per year.

The student must be in attendance at the time a completed valid FAFSA is processed by the Federal Processing Center in order to receive payment. If selected for verification, student must submit all required documentation no later than 90 days after the student’s last day of attendance.

Students may receive a Pell Grant for up to 12 semesters or the equivalent. If you have exceeded the 12-semester maximum, you will lose eligibility for additional Pell Grants beginning in 2012-13 school year.

Application Form: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.

Left-over PELL

PELL award amounts are granted assuming a student will attend two full-time semesters per academic year. A student that attends less-than full-time may have "left-over" PELL. Left-over PELL may be used to defray the costs of attending in the Summer.

For more information on Left-over PELL, visit your campus Financial Aid Office.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

FSEOG is a campus-based grant program awarded to students with exceptional financial need as determined by the FAFSA; that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Priority is given to students who receive maximum Pell. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours.

Application Form: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Funding is limited. Apply by May 1 prior to academic year for first consideration.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program offers job opportunities on campus to students who demonstrate financial need. Positions as reading tutors to K-5 elementary students are also available. Students in the program are paid $7.25 per hour on campus, $7.75 per hour off-campus, and may work up to 20 hours per week during the academic year; 35 hours during summer or break periods depending on need and campus allocation.

Application Form: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Funding is limited. Apply by May 1 prior to academic year for first consideration.

 

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