The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to students who have not received a Bachelor’s Degree, enrolled in an eligible program of study and seeking degree or certificate.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Programs determines a student’s eligibility for the Pell Grant based on the data reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, the Financial Aid Office will award students after it determines if the student meets all of the other eligibility requirements.
The Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to students who have not received a Bachelor’s Degree and have a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC). However, any other financial aid that the student receives will determine the student’s eligibility for the fund. Students are awarded the FSEOG based on the date that the student submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the date that the student submits all of the required verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.
The Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) provides jobs, on and off campus, to students enrolled in at least six credit hours. After all other financial aid, grants and scholarships, are taken into consideration, the Financial Aid Office will determine if the student qualifies for the program. To receive Federal work-Study the student does have to be a Pell Grant recipient.
Students are awarded FWS based on the date that they submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the date that they submit are of the requested require documents to the Financial Aid Office.
All Federal Work-Study positions are listed on the FWS Job Bank: bccc.edu/workstudyjob
*The College does not participate in the Federal loan programs.*
Maryland State Financial Aid Programs (partial listing):
Information for Maryland Higher Education Scholarships can be located at www.mhec.maryland.gov