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Grants are awarded to undergraduate students based upon financial need and enrollment status.
2020-2021 Pell Grants range from $639 to $6,345 per year.
To receive a Federal Pell Grant, if financially eligible, you must also:
- Be enrolled as a degree or certificate-seeking student
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
- Have valid social security number
- Be registered with selective service, if applicable
- Be making satisfactory academic progress
- Not be in default on a student loan
- Not owe a refund on any Title IV aid at any institution, and
- Have a High School Diploma or GED/HiSet Certificate
Students who have earned a Bachelor's or Professional Degree are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant.
Pell funds 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.
Pell Grant eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information regarding the FAFSA application visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Jefferson College Title IV School Code is 002468.
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*Please contact the Office of Student Financial Services to see if you are eligible.*
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG) 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. SEOG award priority is given to students with the lowest expected family contribution (EFC of 0) and highest unmet need who complete a FAFSA by Jefferson College's priority processing date of June 1st. Because funding is limited, only approximately 500 SEOG awards are issued to Jefferson College students each year.
Full-time students awarded SEOG receive $400 per year. SEOG awards are then 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. SEOG awards are typically made in two disbursements (Fall-Spring or Spring-Summer).
Access MO Information
Funded by the State of Missouri, the Access Missouri Grant provides educational assistance to residents of the State of Missouri. Eligibility is determined by the student's expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid applicants that file the FAFSA prior to the State's deadline and list Missouri as their state of legal residence will be considered for the award. Award amounts vary by aid year and school. At Jefferson College for the 2019-2020 award year, the award amount is a maximum of $980 ($490 per semester). The State estimates that the Access Missouri award will be $910 ($455 per semester) in 2020-2021. Eligible applicants with an EFC above 7,000 may have a reduced award.
To be eligible, a student must:
- Have a FAFSA filed by February 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
- Have an EFC of 12,000 or less per FAFSA results
- Not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity, and
- If a previous Access MO recipient, maintain a cumulative 2.5 gpa, be making satisfactory academic progress, and not have used Access MO funds for more than 5 semesters.
For 2020-2021, the Access Missouri application deadline is February 1st.
Students receiving Missouri A+ Program funds will have their Access MO Award reduced by the amount of their A+ award, so most A+ recipients do not receive this State grant.
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