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FEDERAL PELL GRANT
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides direct grants from the U. S. Department of Education to the undergraduate student for educational expenses. Since it is a grant program, the student does not have to repay the amounts received. No eligible student will be denied a Federal Pell Grant.
Effective July 1, 2012, the MAXIMUM period for which students may receive Pell Grant is 12 semesters. This calculation of the maximum number of semesters will include ALL years of the student’s receipt of Federal Pell Grant funding.
The award year at this institution begins the Fall Semester in each year and ends the Summer Term of the following year.
STANDARD OF PROGRESS
The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions of higher learning to establish standards of satisfactory academic progress for students receiving financial aid. Students must declare and be working on an approved major in order to receive financial aid. Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)- GPA 2.0, 2/3 (67%) of credit hours attempted, and complete less than 150% of the program.
Required GPA levels for students according to number of hours attempted at the institution:
It should be noted that:
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) will be awarded to eligible students with demonstrated exceptional financial need. Students must be undergraduates enrolled in an eligible program leading to a degree or certificate at an eligible Institution. Students must be enrolled at least one term to receive FSEOG. Students must meet citizenship requirements as required for all Title IV Programs, as well as all other eligibility listed in the Federal Student Financial Aid Handbook. Priority for supplemental grants will be given to students with the lowest EFC. These students may receive Pell and FSEOG in the same term.
FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAM
The Federal Work-Study program provides part-time employment to students who need the income to help meet the costs of post-secondary education. Work-study awards are made on a term basis depending on available funds.
Note: In ALL complete withdrawal cases, a student cannot continue to work under the Federal Work-Study Program after the date of withdrawal.
Selection of Students:The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program is designed to offer students with a remaining financial need the opportunity to obtain work experience while pursuing a higher education. Students desiring to participate in the FWS program must meet the following requirements: