Pell Grant ExperimentCCBC was selected by the United States Department of Education to participate beginning the 2015 - 2016 academic year in two Pell Grant Experiments for students.
On June 30, 2017, CCBC will no longer be participating in this experiment.
The purpose of these experiments is to determine the impact of two proposed expansions to the Pell Grant eligibility criteria for income-eligible students enrolling in occupational training. The outcomes of these experiments will help inform policy officials on the effects of expanding Pell Grant access on educational attainment, student debt, employment, and earnings.
- Automotive Drive Train Specialist (Certificate)
- Automotive Electrical & Electronic Specialist (Certificate)
- Automotive Service Attendance (Certificate)
- Automotive Air Conditioning/Heating Specialist (Certificate)
- Automotive Engine Specialist (Certificate)
- Air Traffic Control (Certificate)
- Flight Training (Certificate)
- Aviation Management (Certificate)
- Advanced Geospatial Application (Certificate)
- Personal Trainer (Certificate)
- Human Services (Certificate)
- Elder Care (Certificate)
- Software Specialist (Certificate)
- Preparation for CISCO (Certificate)
- Object Oriented Programming (Certificate)
- Redhat Linux RHCT (Certificate)
- Land Surveying (Certificate)
- Civil Design (Certificate)
How to be considered for participation in one of these experiments
1b. If you are a current CCBC student, complete the change of information form, change your program of study to an approved certificate program, and submit the form to the Enrollment Services Center.
2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet all federal eligibility requirements. If you are selected for verification, all required documentation must be submitted before you can be considered for participation in either of the experiments.
3. Inform the Financial Aid Office about your interest in participating in the experiment.
What happens next
The names of eligible students who complete the FAFSA and complete verification when required will be forwarded automatically to the Department of Education through a random assignment system.
If you receive a notification by mail or email from the DOE about your participation in the experiment, you will later receive the results of the lottery from the CCBC Financial Aid office and be informed whether or not you are offered a Pell grant.
Not all eligible applicants will be selected participate; however, the experiments create opportunities for students who would not normally qualify for a Pell grant award.