Federal grants offered at SFCC require you to fill out the FAFSA to determine your eligibility and level of financial need.  Financial need is the difference between the cost of attendance and what you and your family can contribute toward financing your education.

Financial need is evaluated by completing the FAFSA. All federal grants are need-based aid and does not need to be paid back as long as you stay in school and maintain satisfactory academic progress.  Find out why you might have to repay all or part of your federal grant.

Pell Grant

Award for 2021-2022 annual range is $672 to $6495

Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s degree and is enrolled in at least 3 credit hours.  The amount of Pell Grant awarded is based on the student’s Expected Family Contribution, cost of attendance, their status as a full time, ¾ time, ½ time or less than ½ time enrollment and plans for attending a full academic year or less.  In certain situations, an eligible student can receive up to 150% of the scheduled Pell Grant award for the aid year.

To maintain eligibility you must continue enrollment in an undergraduate program of study SFCC and fill out the FAFSA form every year you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid. Once you have earned a bachelor’s degree or have used up all 12 terms of your eligibility, you are no longer eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Award for 2021-2022 typical annual amount is $200

Each year, participating school receives a certain amount of SEOG funds from the US Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid.  SEOG is awarded on a first come first serve basis.  Once the full amount of SEOG funds have been awarded to students, no more awards can be made for the year.  So, make sure you fill out the FAFSA and be admitted to SFCC as early as you can. 

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