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Federal Pell Grants - The Educational Amendments of 1972 established the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant program, now referred to as the Federal Pell Grant, a program of financial assistance for undergraduate students in postsecondary education. The program introduced for the first time the concept that eligible students in need of financial assistance will be assured of receiving federal funds to help pay for education beyond high school.

The law requires that financial need for Pell Grants be assessed by a formula, which is reviewed by Congress each year and is applied uniformly to all applicants. This formula considers such indicators of family financial strength as income, assets, family size, and family educational expenses. Students with bachelor's degrees are not eligible.

An undergraduate student who requests financial aid from BCCC must have his or her Federal Pell Grant entitlement determined before he or she may receive an award.  A student must reapply each year for a Federal Pell Grant, and the amount of his or her grant may vary from year to year. To apply for a Federal Pell Grant, complete the
FAFSA.You will need to include the financial aid code for Beaufort County Community College (008558) on the FAFSA in order for our college to receive the information electronically. The results from the FAFSA will help the financial aid administrator determine your eligibility for the Pell Grant.

Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program is designed specifically for students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. Selection is based on enrollment status, financial need and application date. The program is federally funded, and the College is responsible for selecting eligible students.

Student Employment - Part-time jobs on campus are available for students who wish to earn money for part of their college expenses. These include jobs in the library, laboratories, offices, etc. The federal government through its college work-study program provides funds for these student jobs. The student will earn $7.50 an hour and is expected to work between 8 to 12 hours per week.
A student may be selected for employment under the college work-study program only if he/she meets ALL of the requirements listed below. He/she must be:


1. A citizen of the United States
2. Enrolled at the college for at least 6 credit hours
3. In need of financial assistance from such employment in order to pursue a course of study at the college. Need is defined as a cost of attending the college less the resources available to the student and is computed by using the national needs analysis system.
4. Maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress currently and while employed under the program. Students should carefully review the BCCC financial aid standards of progress.

A student should consider carefully whether his or her academic responsibilities permit him or her to assume the obligations of part-time work. If the student accepts campus employment, he or she is expected to fulfill the requirements of the job, but the student must maintain a primary concern for his or her academic work.

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