Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is a student financial aid program designed to assist students in pursuing their undergraduate degree. The purpose of the Pell Grant is to provide eligible students with a "foundation" of financial aid to help defray the cost of post secondary education. This grant does not have to be repaid, unless the student withdraws from school and owes a refund. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to process the Pell Grant. A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to the applicant. Full awards are based on a minimum of 12 hours. Students taking between 9-11 hours will be awarded on a three-quarter basis. Those taking 6-8 hours will be awarded on a half-time basis. Students enrolled for less than half-time will be awarded on a less than half-time basis. Awards range from $602 to $5,550 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students enrolled as undergraduates and have earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The purpose of the FSEOG Program is to provide grants to students who demonstrate a calculated financial need. Students enrolled as undergraduates but who have already received a bachelor's degree are not eligible. A student must be enrolled at least half-time (six semester hours or more). This grant does not have to be repaid, unless the student withdraws from school and owes a refund. The amount of FSEOG a student receives depends not only on his/her financial need but, also, on the amount of other aid the student receives and the availability of funds at BRCC. It is important for students to apply early to be considered for these funds. The individual amount of a student’s award is based on the availability of funds and the student’s demonstrated financial need. The minimum and maximum awards for the academic year are $100 and $1000, with the usual award being $500 per semester.Students enrolled as undergraduates and have earned a bachelor's degree are not eligible