FEDERAL PELL GRANT: This need-based program is available during summer, fall, winter and spring to eligible students. The Pell Grant is offered to students that do not have a Bachelor's degree and, in 2015-2016, have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between 0 and 5198. The 2015-2016 maximum in Pell Grant is $5,775. The Pell Grant is prorated for less than full-time enrollment levels. The maximum amount of Pell Grant a student can receive is the equivalent of up to 3 terms of full time enrollment in one academic year. If a student enrolls for summer, it will affect the remaining eligibility for the remainder of the academic year. See Summer Term Students.
Pell Grant Lifetime Limits-Students are now limited to the equivalent of six years (600%) of Pell Grant funding during their lifetime. This change affects all student regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant. Refer to the Department of Education's Calculating Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used web page for more information on how the equivalent of six years is calculated.
Students can log on to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Student Access web site using their Federal Student Aid PIN and view their Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage. The LEU will be found on the Financial Aid Review page. Colleges will also receive notification which may cause adjustments to any existing awards if a student is determined to be close to or have exhausted Pell Grant lifetime eligibility.
OREGON OPPORTUNITY GRANT: This program is administered by the Office of Student Access and Completion. It is a need-based program and is available to eligible Oregon residents who are enrolled at least half time during fall, winter and spring terms. The 2015-2016 maximum for the academic year is $2,100 for full time enrollment and pro-rated for half or three quarter time enrollment. Students need to complete their FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 every year to be considered for this grant.
OREGON PROMISE: The Oregon Promise is a new, state funded grant program to help pay the cost of a community college education beginning in the 2016-17 academic year. The State of Oregon will begin accepting applications on Nov. 1, 2015. The Oregon Promise provides grants for new high school graduates and GED® recipients who will begin community college classes in the Fall 2016. For more information please go to:
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG): This is a need-based program and is available to CCC students enrolled at least half-time. SEOG is awarded on a first come basis to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need.