The Federal Pell Grant provides grants ranging from $298 to $5,645 a year to all eligible applicants for the 2015-2016 aid year. The Maximum EFC for Pell Grant eligibility is 5001. Students should file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov after January 1 (school code for theFAFSA:002876). Approximately 5 -10 work days after filing, the Financial Aid Office will receive the FAFSA information electronically in the form of an Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR) which will be used to determine eligibility for all Federal Aid.
- The student must be enrolled at the time the ISIR is received at the Office of Financial Aid in order for payment to be made to the student. Even though the student may file the FAFSA after the semester has started, a payment cannot be made if the student ceases to be enrolled.
- If you apply for a change of marital status (student only) our deadline date is the first day of classes. Your request for review, must be submitted before the first day of classes in order for a determination to be made.
- The FAFSA is available on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov . There is no fee for processing this form. For students who are required to take developmental courses, Federal Aid funds will only pay for the first 30 attempted credits of developmental study.
- Students holding a bachelor degree are ineligible for the Federal Pell Grant, but they must file the FAFSA to receive consideration for other aid.
Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
High-need students may be eligible to receive FSEOG grants ranging from $300 to $500 a year. Money for this program is extremely limited. Students who have earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible. FAFSA is required. All Campus-Based-Aid programs are subject to the federal government’s allocation to the school. When all the funds are exhausted, awarding and disbursement of this aid program stops.