Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is available for undergraduate study until you
have received the equivalent of
twelve full-time semesters of Pell Grant. The 12
semester (or 600%) limit pertains to any Pell received in the lifetime of
the student. Federal Pell Grants
generally range from $600
to $5550 per
academic year depending upon your "EFC" (Expected Family
Contribution) as determined by the federal
government, your cost of attendance, and your enrollment status.
Within three to five weeks after submitting your application you should
receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Pell Grant processing
center. This form allows us to determine the amount of your award and
authorizes us to disburse your Federal Pell Grant after you enroll.
The deadline to submit a
2012-2013 FAFSA to the federal processor is
June 30, 2013.
The deadline to complete your file with the Grossmont College Financial Aid
Office is generally within 5 business days after the last
day of your enrollment for a particular term. For Fall 2012 this
deadline is January 4, 2013, for Spring 2013 this deadline is June 13, 2013
and for Summer 2013 this deadline is August 15, 2013.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
SEOG is a federal grant program for undergraduate students who have
"exceptional need," and have not received a bachelorís degree. Generally, the
maximum SEOG award at Grossmont College will be $1000 per academic year.
First priority will be given to students enrolled full-time who receive a
Federal Pell Grant and demonstrate exceptional need.
Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)
EOPS is a state funded program designed primarily for the orientation,
recruitment and retention of California residents who are considered
educationally disadvantaged (as determined by EOPS), have not completed more
than 70 units of degree applicable coursework, are enrolled full-time and
qualify for the Board of Governorís Grant, method A or B. Students may be
offered grants, book vouchers or work study through the EOPS program.
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
CARE is a state funded program designed to recruit and assist single parent
recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF/formerly known as
AFDC) who would like to attend college. CARE provides support services and/or
grant funds to enable academic success and to assist students in attaining
their career and vocational goals.
New Horizons Single Parent Program
New Horizons is a special project funded by the Carl D. Perkins Vocational
Applied Technology Education Act. The program is designed to recruit, orient
and assist single parents with the development of potential ability through
academic support and financial assistance. New Horizons assists single parents
enrolled in a minimum of six units who demonstrate financial need and who are
enrolled or intend to enroll in a vocational education class.
Cal Grant B
Cal Grant B is a grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission
(CSAC). It provides a living allowance for low-income students. The living
allowance ranges from $300 to $1473. This grant is for California residents
only. To apply for this program, submit a FAFSA and a GPA Verification Form
postmarked by March 2nd.
Cal Grant C
Cal Grant C is a grant administered by the California Student Aid Commission
(CSAC) and is for vocational students from low and middle-income families.
The maximum award is $547. This grant is for California residents only. To
qualify, you must be enrolled in an approved vocational course of study from
four months to two years in length. Cal Grant Cís are awarded for the length
of the vocational course. To apply for the program, submit a FAFSA and a GPA
Verification Form postmarked by March 2nd.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants (BIA)
BIA Grants provide money to help meet the cost of education for Native
American students. The amount of the grant varies according to individual
agencies of the BIA. You may apply if you are at least one-quarter American
Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut, as certified by the BIA and/or tribal group serviced
by the BIA; have financial aid eligibility and scholastic ability; are working
toward an undergraduate degree; and have completed all of the application
requirements. To apply, contact the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs regional
offices or write to the Bureauís Office of Indian Education, 2800 Cottage Way,
Sacramento, CA 95825, phone (916) 978-6057; or contact the San Diego Indian Human Resource Center, Inc.,
4265 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 140, San Diego, CA 92105, Phone (619) 281-5964. The agency
will provide you with their specific BIA Grant application. Complete
appropriate items and send it to the Financial Aid Office. A FAFSA must also
be completed. Watch for deadlines - each agency establishes its own deadline.
Board of Governors (BOG) Waiver
This program waives the enrollment fee (and possibly the health fee) for residents of
California and students eligible under the provisions of the California Dream
Act (effective January 1, 2013) who have financial need. Students will be considered for the fee
waiver as part of the financial aid application process by completing the
FAFSA or by completing the on-line BOG application at
Receive TANF/CalWorks, SSI/SSA, GR.
Have a low family income.
A dependent of a deceased or disabled
veteran who is eligible for benefits under the California Veterans
Dependents Educational Assistance Program.
A recipient, or child of a recipient, of
the Congressional Medal of Honor (CMH).
A dependent of a victim of the 9.11.01
A dependent of a deceased law
enforcement/fire suppression personnel killed in the line of duty.
Once qualified, enrollment fees will be waived for the rest of the school
year, including summer, whether a student is taking one class or a full-time
load. Information and applications are available in the Financial Aid Office
www.grossmont.edu/fa/feewaivers.asp. The deadline to receive a refund of
registration fees is the last day of each semester. The Board of Governors
Waiver will not be applied retroactively to a prior semester for mandatory
The Chafee Grant Program
gives up to $5,000 annually to current or former foster youth enrolled at
least half time. To apply, a student must complete a FAFSA and the California
Chafee Grant Program Application. The student must be eligible, or have been
eligible for foster care between the 16th and 18th
birthday, and not have reached the 22nd birthday as of July 1,
2012. Students must be making satisfactory progress per the institutions
Title IV guidelines.
Child Development Grant
The Child Development Grant
program is administrated by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC). The
program is designed for students who are attending a California Community
College or four-year institution and pursuing a Child Development permit to
teach or supervise in licensed childrenís centers. Selected recipients
attending a California Community College are eligible to receive up to $1,000
each academic year. Prior to receiving an award payment, you must sign a
service commitment Agreement to provide one full year of service in a licensed
childrenís center for every year you receive the grant.
National Guard Education Assistance Program (CNGEAAP)
If you are an active member in the California National Guard, the State
Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia you may be eligible for
this state-funded program.
To qualify, you must:
Be an active member who has served two (2) years in the California
National Guard, the State Military Reserve, or the Naval Militia;
Agree to remain an active member throughout
the participation period in the program;
Agree to use the award to obtain a certificate, degree, or diploma that
you currently do not possess;
Be enrolled in, registered at, or accepted to a qualifying institution;
Agree to maintain enrollment of a minimum of three (3) academic units
per semester, or the equivalent, at a qualifying institution;
Agree to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA);
Be a resident of California for at least one year.
More information and the application for the CNGEAAP
program can be obtained at
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