Types of Aid
Scholarships and Grants
A student's eligibility to receive Pell funds is determined by the information that a student reports on his/her FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Award amounts range from $400 - $5,550 per academic year based on the student's financial need and hours of enrollment.
But eligibility doesn't stop there.
- The student must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- The student must be enrolled in a Title IV (federal) eligible program
- The student must not have a Bachelor's Degree.
- The student cannot be a current high school student.
- A student can only receive Pell at one school during a given time period. If you are planning to attend more than one school, you need to decide which school you want to receive your Pell award at and communicate that with that school. Failure to do so may result in you having to pay that money back.
- For students receiving the Pell Grant for the first time on or after July 1, 2008 the Pell Grant will end after the student has received Pell Grant payments for 18 semesters.
- The Pell Grant is prorated based on the number of hours the student is enrolled; a student does not have to be fulltime.
- CGTC students taking transient course(s) at another institution will not be eligible to receive Pell for the transient course(s).
- Students must not be in default on a student loan.
- Complete withdrawal affects a student's eligibility. Per Federal Pell Grant regulations, the student can only receive the amount of Pell funds of which they earn during enrollment for a term. In the event the student withdraws before the 60% enrollment point for a term, the student will be required to pay back any unearned portion of the Pell Grant they have received. This will include funds used for tuition and fees, book purchases and any refund the student has received. The unearned funds are returned to the Department of Education as required by federal Return to Title IV regulations.
updated November 9, 2011