Grants Available at CGCC
Grants are a type of financial aid that comes from the federal or state government or your school. These gifts are awarded to students based on need. They do not need to be repaid as long as you meet the grant criteria.
Three types of grants are available to CGCC students:
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on need. They are entitlement grants. This means that as long as you complete the financial aid process and are eligible, you are guaranteed a grant up to $6,345 per year. Students receiving Pell grants must be enrolled full-time (that’s at least 12 credit hours per term).
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Students who demonstrate exceptional financial need may qualify for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants of up to $4,000 per academic year. These grants are awarded to undergraduates who require more financial support than a Federal Pell Grant supplies/provides. These funds are limited and are distributed by CGCC based on need.
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant
This state grant program provides up to $2,500 per academic year of financial assistance to students in need. Undergraduates need to be enrolled at least half-time (at least 6 credit hours) to qualify for this grant, allowing students to work as needed. Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.