Grants

Grants are awarded to undergraduate students based upon financial need, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Jefferson College participates in the following grant programs:

Federal Pell Grant
Federal SEOG Grant
Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program

Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federally funded grant program. The Pell Grant provides a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added and for which a student may apply for assistance. 2013-2014 Pell Grants range from approximately $582 to $5,645 per academic year, and 2014-2015 Pell Grant range from $602 to $5730 per academic year. Students who have earned a Bachelor's or Professional Degree are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant. To receive a Federal Pell Grant if financially eligible, you must also: 

  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress;  
  • Not be in default on a student loan;    
  • Not owe a refund on any Title IV aid any institution;     
  • Have a High School Diploma or GED Certificate  

Pell Grant eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information regarding the FAFSA application, visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  Be sure to list the Jefferson College Title IV School code 002468 on your FAFSA application.

A Pell grant may only be received at one institution during any given period of enrollment.  Concurrent enrollment at two or more institutions is not allowed unless a consortium agreement has been arranged. 


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
SEOG grants provide aid to students with exceptional unmet need. Students must qualify for a Pell Grant to be eligible for SEOG, but unlike Pell Grants SEOG awards are not automatic. Priority is given to students with the lowest EFC (0) and highest unmet need who file their FAFSA applications by April 1 prior to each award year. Full-time students awarded SEOG receive $600 per year.  SEOG awards are prorated based on the student’s enrollment level:  100% for full-time, 75% for 3/4 time, 50% for 1/2 time, and 25% for < 1/2 time.

How to apply for Federal Grants:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Make sure to list Jefferson College (School Code 002468) on your application (when possible, use unaltered IRS data imported into the FAFSA using the IRS data transfer feature on the FAFSA). 
    Important Notice Regarding the FAFSA-IRS Data Retrieval Feature for 2014-2015

  2. You should receive your processed results within 7 - 14 days. If you application is selected for verification, you will be required to submit the appropriate verification worksheet and copies of supporting tax documentation to the Student Financial Services Office.
  3. If you need to make corrections to your FAFSA information once it has been processed, update your information on-line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program 
Funded by the State of Missouri, the Access Missouri Program is a need-based program designed to provide students with a simplified financial aid process, provide predictable, portable awards, and increase access to a student's school of choice.  Eligibility is determined by the student's expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Award amounts vary by aid year.  Eligible students at Jefferson College can expect to receive between $50 - $510 per academic year. 

To be eligible, a student must:

  • Have a FAFSA filed by April 1 prior to the start of the award year
  • Have any corrections made to that FAFSA by July 31
  • Be enrolled full-time at a participating Missouri school
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Have an EFC of $12,000 or less
  • Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity, and
  • If a previous Access Missouri recipient, must maintain a cumulative 2.5 gpa 

Students receiving Missouri A+ Program funds will have their Access Missouri Award reduced by the amount of their A+ award.


Year Round Pell Policy
Due to federal budget cuts, summer Pell Grant funds will only be available to students who did not exhaust 100% of their Pell Grant awards during the preceding fall and spring semester. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 30 April 2014 )