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Federal Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students working toward their first Bachelor’s Degree. The amount is determined each year by the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the student’s enrollment status, and the length of the enrollment period. The U.S. Department of Education has set a lifetime limit to receiving Federal Pell Grant funds to six years (600%) or 12 full-time equivalent semesters. Students may monitor eligibility at www.nslds.ed.gov

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant amounts are awarded to students with highest need who are Pell Grant eligible. Awards range from $200-$1,000 per academic year. Students who apply for awards prior to April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring will be given priority in awarding this grant.

Federal College Work-Study provides financial assistance through part-time (15 Hours per week) temporary employment either on campus or off campus in a community service position. Students must demonstrate financial need based on the results of the FAFSA. A list of job openings can be found at the Student Financial Aid Office.

Federal Subsidized Stafford Loans are low-interest loans made to students enrolled at least half-time and are based on financial need. Loans are made by a participating lender, insured by a guaranty agency, and reinsured by the federal government. Interest is paid by the federal government as long as the student is in school. Loan amounts range from $500-$4,500 per academic year. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office.

A Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan are low-interest loans for students. The student must be enrolled at least half-time and are based on the information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. KCKCC does not automatically award Federal Direct Student Loans. Students who wish to borrow loan funds must complete the KCKCC Federal Direct Loan Request Form and submit it to the Student Financial Aid Office to be considered for a loan award. Loan application information can be found on MYDotte and at the Student Financial Aid Office. Loan awards range from $100-$10,500 per academic year.

A Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students is a low-interest loan available to a parent of a dependent student who is enrolled in at least half-time. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The loan award amount is based on the cost of education minus any financial aid the student is awarded. Interest is charged during all enrollment periods. Applications are available in the Student Financial Aid Office.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant is awarded to American Indians who demonstrate financial need and academic progress. Additional information and application materials are available through the area agency office holding records of tribal membership.

State of Kansas Financial Aid Programs
Students who are residents of the State of Kansas may be eligible for scholarship and grant funds awarded by the State of Kansas. Information about the various state awards can be found at www.kansasregents.org/financial_aid.