Federal Pell Grant
Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is based on an analysis of the information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This grant is available to undergraduate students only. Students typically must have exceptional financial need. Grants from the College may be adjusted if the Federal Pell Grant differs from the amount estimated on the award.
If you are a Federal Pell Grant recipient, you might be eligible to receive money for books and supplies if the following applies:
- You are registered for courses for the applicable semester
- You have been notified of your financial aid eligibility
- You can view your aid eligibility on the Self-Service section of CamelWeb
- If awarded federal student loans, you have completed the master promissory note and disclosure requirements
- You can view the Self-Service section of CamelWeb to determine if these requirements have been satisfied
- Your aid for the semester (excluding Federal Work Study) and any payments made by you and/ or your parents exceeds the comprehensive fee for that semester
If you meet the conditions above, the Bursar will send you this money via direct deposit or a paper check. You have the right to opt out of this refund program. Please contact the Financial Aid Services staff for clarification.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
This federal grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need and priority is given to students who have been awarded the Federal Pell Grant. The amount of the award is determined by Financial Aid Services based on the availability of funding provided by the federal government.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
A student who is not eligible for a Pell Grant but whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept. 11, 2001, may be eligible to receive the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Pell Grant for the award year, not to exceed the cost of education for that award year.
The student must be:
- Under 24 years old or
- Enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.
Disbursement of Grants:
1. Federal Grants are normally payable in two disbursements, one-half of the total in each semester and will not be disbursed earlier than 10 days prior to the start of classes.
2. Loan funds will not be disbursed until all necessary paperwork is completed and the student is enrolled in sufficient credit hours. All undergraduates at CC must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours).