Federal Grants

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to eligible to undergraduate students with financial need. It is considered gift aid that does not need to be repaid. The Pell Grant is based on enrollment and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Click here to calculate your Pell Grant.

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds students may receive is limited by federal law to be equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. The maximum amount of Pell Grant funding students can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%. The Department of Education tracks student’s Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentages. Students can log on to National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) using the FAFSA PIN to view their LEU. The LEU will be found on the Financial Aid Review page.

CCBC is currently participating in the Pell Grant Experiment programs.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to eligible undergraduate students with exceptional financial need and with the lowest EFC. Students receiving Federal Pell Grant receive priority for FSEOG awards. FSEOG is administered by Financial Aid office at CCBC and is considered campus-based funding.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Students may be eligible to receive the IASG if:
  • Students are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of your EFC, but
  • Meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and
  • The student’s parent or guardian was a member of the US armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and
  • The student was under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.

The grant award is equal to the amount of a maximum Federal Pell Grant for the award year, but cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance for that award year.