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Pell

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree. Awards range from $626 to $5,815 per year. The actual amount is determined by the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Federal Pell Grant Schedule. To renew this award each year, you must still demonstrate sufficient need per the FAFSA and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

FSEOG

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

ELIGIBLITY REQURIEMENTS

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must file prior to the school’s FAFSA deadline
  • Must be enrolled full-time or at least part-time in a certificate or associate degree program (excluding ESL program)
  • Must demonstrate the significant financial need with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC)
  • Amounts of disbursements will be determined by each program’s tuition at the first of term disbursement date.

AWARD AMOUNT

The annual maximum amount of FSEOG is $4,000 and the minimum is $100 for the first academic year, depending on students’ financial need, when s/he applies, and the availability of funds and policies of the financial aid office at Columbia College. The FSEOG does not need to be repaid.

SELECTION PROCEDURES

Columbia College must ensure that FSEOG recipients are selected on the following procedures.
• First, FSEOG recipients are selected on the basis of the zero EFC.
• Second, the remaining FSEOG funds will be distributed to the eligible FSEOG recipients at the next session.
• If it is the last session of an award year, the remaining FSEOG funds will be distributed to the eligible FESOG recipients with the lowest EFC who are not even receiving Pell Grant at the last session of a year.
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APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should understand that the FSEOG application process is more competitive than the Federal Pell Gant and priority funding will always be awarded to those with the greatest financial need. To receive an FSEOG award, student(s) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who will receive Federal Pell Grant and have a demonstrated need will receive FSEOG (based upon availability of funding). The FAFSA can be completed on the Web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.  If the student is approved for the FSEOG award, the student(s) tuition account will be credited by the financial aid office.

School Scholarship

Columbia College has a scholarship for school programs.
Students with excellent academic records will be considered for the scholarship.
Presidential Scholarship is awarded to ESL students who have low-income.Types of AidDetails

Federal Pell Grant
  • Up to $5,815 per academic year (50 weeks)
  • This is a grant; you do not have to repay.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Range from $100 to $4,000 for the first academic year
  • Awarded to students with the greatest need (except ESL students)
  • This is a grant; you do not have to repay.
Scholarships
  • Columbia College Academic Scholarship (up to $1,000; $200 per session, 10 weeks)
  • Presidential Grant (up to $2,010; $335 per session, 10 weeks)

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