Grants may be awarded if you show financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The grants listed here are administered by CCCC based on the guidelines set for each program by the provider
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a need-based grant, funded by the federal government for undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. The maximum award is determined every year by their EFC (Estimated Family Contribution), and their enrollment status for each semester they attend. This grant money is to be used toward education-related expenses.
Students are eligible to receive a Pell Grant for up to 12 semesters or the equivalent. If the student has exceeded the 12 semester maximum they will lose eligibility for additional Pell Grants beginning in the 2012-2013 academic year. Equivalency is calculated by adding together the percentage of Pell eligibility that has been received each year to determine whether the total amount exceeds 600%
For example, if the maximum Pell award amount for 2013 - 2014 school year was $5,645.00 but the student only received $2,823.00 because the student was only enrolled full time in one semester, the student would have used 50% of the maximum award for that year. If the following year, the student was enrolled in three-quarter time for the entire award year, the student would have used 75% of the maximum award for that year. Together, the student would have received 125% of the 600% lifetime total.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree and who have exceptional need (students with the lowest EFC). This grant money is to be used toward education-related expenses.
Enrollment Status for Federal Financial Aid
Full-time status - 12 credit hours or more, per semester
Three-quarter time status - 9-11 credit hours, per semester
Half-time status - 6-8 credit hours, per semester
Less than half-time status - 3-5 credit hours, per semester