Federal Grant Programs

Federal Pell Grant

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 Department of Education.

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. A student's maximum Federal Pell Grant offer 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.

The amount of Federal Pell Grant fund you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant Funding.  Since the amount of a scheduled Pell Grant award you can receive each award year is equal 100%, the six year equivalent is 600%.  

Additional or Year-Round Pell Grant

An eligible student may now receive a Federal Pell Grant for summer semesters even if the student received a full Federal Pell Grant during the previous fall and spring semesters.  Additional Federal Pell Grant, up to 150% of their scheduled Federal Pell Grant, may be available for the summer semester.  Please complete and submit a Summer Pell Notification Form and the Financial Aid Office will determine eligibility and post funds to the Student's Account approximately one week before the start of the summer session.

FEDERAL PELL GRANT FUNDS MAY NOT BE RECEIVED FROM MORE THAN ONE INSTITUTION PER SEMESTER.

Please visit the Federal Student Aid website for additional Federal Pell Grant information.

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.

Please visit the Federal Student Aid website for additional SEOG information.