Depending on your eligibility, you may be awarded a Pell Grant or a Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. These types of monies are federally funded grants. They are awarded automatically if the FAFSA results determine that you meet the eligibility criteria.

The Pell Grant amount is determined based on your eligibility, changes every academic year, and students are qualified for only a certain timeframe. There is a U.S. Department of Education formula that determines your eligibility. You can also learn how Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility is calculated. Annual awards are available over nine or 12 months; if maximum Pell is received over nine months there is NO eligibility for the summer session.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) at GCC is generally awarded at a maximum amount of $1,000 for each academic year. Availability is dependent on federal funding availability and nearly all SEOG goes to students who meet the priority funding deadlines. Learn more at the Department of Education FSEOG website.