Financial Aid Sources
Federal Financial Aid Sources
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants are offered to qualified undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor or professional degree. Grants do not need to be repaid. Aid eligibility is calculated based on a student’s EFC. Aid offers will be adjusted, based on actual enrollment, at the time of disbursement. Effective July 1, 2012, students are now limited to 18 full-time terms (or 600%) of Federal Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Federal Pell Grant.
Student’s that have received Pell Grant funding in the past can obtain information regarding how much of Federal Lifetime Eligibility they have used. Student’s need to subtract the percentage used from 600% to determine remaining eligibility. To obtain information on eligibility used log on to the Federal Student Aid site studentaid.gov.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This grant is for undergraduates with exceptional ﬁnancial need. At UCC, this grant is awarded to students with a 0 EFC until funds are exhausted. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6cr) in an eligible program. FSEOG can be offered Summer through Spring terms.
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
FWS is designed to provide jobs for students with financial need to assist with paying for educational expenses. FWS is offered subject to funding availability to students who indicate an interest on their FAFSA, apply early, and who demonstrate need. FWS funds must be earned through part-time employment authorized by the Financial Aid Ofﬁce. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (6cr) in an eligible program. FWS can be offered Summer through Spring terms.
UCC & Other Additional Scholarships
Scholarships are monetary gifts presented to students who meet conditions defined by the person or group giving the money. Many organizations, agencies, and businesses offer scholarships. There are many online sources of information about available scholarships, including scholarship opportunities through UCC.
Scholarships offer a good way to help pay for your education. Thousands of scholarships are available each year, and every one of them has its own unique requirements. You must search for scholarships that match your own skills, interests, heritage, and field of study. Also, be sure to keep track of your academic achievements, work experience, and extracurricular activities. Many scholarships are based on your involvement in certain activities and/or your association with particular groups.
Check with UCC’s Scholarship Office for more information. If you know of scholarships that you have received or will be receiving, please complete and return an Additional Community Scholarship Notification Form to the Scholarship Office.