Federal Pell Grant
Pell grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree, and is the largest source of free money from the federal government for students with financial need:
- provides between $625 and $6,195 a year, depending on your expected family contribution (EFC), cost of attendance (COA) and whether you're attending full or part time
- can be used to pay for tuition, fees and living expenses at any qualifying college
- you can receive only one Pell Grant a year, which can be used to attend only one college at a time
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer is eligible to receive the maximum Federal Pell Grant award. The student must have been less than 24 years old or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian's death.
Value: Maximum Pell Grant of $6,195 and EFC of zero will be used to package all Federal Student Aid, without regard to the student's FAFSA EFC.
For more information, contact Student Financial Services at 209-575-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG:
Additional information regarding Higher Education Grants and Scholarships may be found at: Ed Fund
Per Section 69432.95 of California Education Code, Modesto Junior College must advise students of the following information upon registration:
- A Cal Grant award is limited to four academic years, except as provided in subdivision (c) of Section 69433.6
- A student needs to take 15 units per semester or the equivalent quarter units, or 30 semester units or the equivalent quarter units per academic year, in order to graduate within four years.
Please Note: For the purposes of the Cal Grant Program, defines "full time" to mean 12 or more semester units or the equivalent and defines "part time" to mean 6 to 11 semester units or the equivalent.
Cal Grants A, B, & C:
Cal Grant A assists California residents at qualifying institutions. There are different types of Cal Grant A awards.
- High School Entitlement Award: Every current or previous year high school senior who has at least a 3.0 GPA, meets the financial and academic requirements and applies on time (March 2nd deadline) will receive a Cal Grant A Entitlement award. Awards may be held in reserve while attending a community college.
- Community College Entitlement Award: Awarded to financially eligible students enrolled in a community college who were not awarded a High School Entitlement award and who has at least a 3.0 HS GPA or 2.4 college GPA. (September 2nd deadline). This is the only Cal Grant A award type that is payable at a community college level with the exception of students enrolled in a BA program at a community college.
- Competitive Award: Other eligible students who have at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant A Competitive award. Selections are based on a composite score that considers family income, parents‟
educational level, GPA, time out of high school, single-family household, and former
foster youth. Awards may be held in reserve while attending a community college.
- Competitive Award: Other eligible students who have at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant A Competitive award. Selections are based on a composite score that considers family income, parents‟ educational level, GPA, time out of high school, single-family household, and former foster youth. Awards may be held in reserve while attending a community college.
Cal Grant B provides a living allowance and tuition and fee assistance for low-income students. Beginning with the sophomore year, this award also helps pay tuition and fees at a qualifying institution offering baccalaureate degree programs. There are different types of Cal Grant B awards:
- Entitlement Award: Current or previous year high school seniors with at least a 2.0 GPA who meet the financial and eligibility requirements and apply on time (March 2nd deadline) will receive a Cal Grant B Entitlement award.
- Community College Entitlement Award: Awarded to financially eligible students enrolled in a community college who were not awarded a High School Entitlement award and who has at least a 2.0 HS GPA or college GPA. (September 2nd deadline)
- Competitive Award: Other eligible students with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive award. Selection is based on a composite score based on family income, parents‟ educational
level, GPA, time out of high school, single-parent household and former foster youth.
- Competitive Award: Other eligible students with at least a 2.0 GPA may apply for a Cal Grant B Competitive award. Selection is based on a composite score based on family income, parents‟ educational level, GPA, time out of high school, single-parent household and former foster youth.
Cal Grant C provides assistance with costs for occupational and vocational programs. Selections are based on financial need, vocational aptitude and enrollment in an eligible program at a California community or independent college or vocational school that is at least four months long.
For more information on Cal Grants visit: CalGrants.org
Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG)
The Full Time Student Success Grant (FTSSG) and the Community College Completion Grant (CCCG) will combine into one award named the Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.
Cal Grant recipients may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 per year. Each semester’s disbursement will be based on the student’s enrollment, which must be at least full-time in order to receive a disbursement. Students enrolled in 12 units or more (but less than 15 units) will be eligible to receive $649 for the semester. Students enrolled in 15 or more units will be eligible to receive $2,000 for the semester.
Eligible students for this grant must meet all of the following requirements:
- Have financial need
- Must be receiving a Cal Grant Award
- Must enroll in 12 or more units per semester by the “Freeze Date”
- Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
- Must be a California resident or is exempt from paying nonresident tuition
Students, who qualified for the SSCG, are encouraged to meet with their academic counselor to ensure that they have a comprehensive Student Education Plan and are on track to complete their program within the timeframe outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Click this link for more information: Student Success Completion Grant
California Chafee Grant
The California Chafee Grant Program awards grants up to $5,000 annually to foster youth and former foster youth to use for college courses or vocational school training. To be eligible, the applicant must have been in foster care between their 16th and 18th birthdays and for paid renewal students-have not reached their 26th birthday as of July 1st of the award year, for new and non-paid renewal students-will be 25 years old as of July 1st of the award year. Applicants must file a FAFSA or a CADAA as well as the California Chafee Grant Program application available at the California Chafee Grant website. Students must be enrolled in college or vocational school at least half-time (6 units) during the fall and/or spring semester and must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) before the Chafee grant can be disbursed. For more information, go to the Foster Youth page.
Disbursement is contingent upon eligibility and funding. An application for this grant can be completed online at California Chafee Grant website. This grant will be renewed automatically by CSAC as long as the student meets specific criteria. Each CHAFEE grant disbursement is released by CSAC during the fall and/or spring semester at which time the Foster Youth Liaison, located in Student Financial Services, reviews the student’s eligibility prior to the disbursement being released to the student. All disbursement(s) for Chafee grants must be picked up in person with a valid picture ID from the Foster Youth Liaison in the Student Financial Services Office.
Resources for Foster Youth: https://www.fosterclub.com/c19