Dual Enrollment Federal Pell Grant Experiment
Beginning with the 2016-2017 processing year, 快播成人 has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education Dual Enrollment Pell Experiment. Under this program, 快播成人 Public school 快播成人s who are otherwise eligible for Title IV aid will be awarded Pell grants to help with the educational costs of the classes they are taking at 快播成人. Students will be awarded other funding to meet the costs not covered by Pell, as required by the experiment.
Please review the important information below regarding this experiment.
What is a Federal Pell grant?
Federal Pell grant awards vary in amounts depending on a family's expected contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the number of college credits a 快播成人 is enrolled in. These are federal funds that do not need to be paid back; however, it is important to note that lifetime limits do apply.
Why should I participate?
Students eligible for Pell grants have the opportunity to earn even more college credit while enrolled as a dual enrollment 快播成人. Students will not be limited to one course, can take additional courses over the summer, and have a greater guarantee of available funding. Furthermore, this is an opportunity to learn about the financial aid application process with the extra assistance of designated workshops and resources.
What is the FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online application that 快播成人s and parents complete together. It is used to determine what a family may be expected to contribute towards a 快播成人's educational costs. Completing this application does not commit a family to covering any costs.
What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?
The expected family contribution (EFC) is determined by the FAFSA and it informs families and schools what the U.S. Department of Education determines your family can contribute. The EFC impacts the amount of Pell grant that a 快播成人 may be eligible for.
What do I need to pay?
For purposes of this program, 快播成人s eligible for Pell grant funds will not be responsible for any other costs associated with their education. 快播成人 has agreed to cover the costs that Pell grant funds do not cover. The only exceptions apply if a 快播成人 withdraws or takes non-college level credits.
Will my book costs be covered?
Students eligible for Pell grant funds will be awarded financial aid to cover the anticipated costs of required books and supplies. If the financial aid the 快播成人 receives exceeds the amount needed for tuition, fees, and books, the excess will be refunded to the 快播成人 for help with other out-of-pocket expenses, such as transportation.
What else do I need to do?
Students must meet the other eligibility requirements (other than high school completion) listed here. Families selected for verification may need to submit additional documentation to the 快播成人 Financial Aid Office.
What if I am not eligible for Pell grants?
Students who are ineligible for Pell grants may have a single course covered by alternative funding sources.
Verification & Required Documentation
FAFSA provides the school with certain information and requirements. There are times when we are required to get additional documents from families/快播成人s. It does not mean you did anything incorrectly; it is simply a process that the U.S. Department of Education has in place to randomly select applications for review. We will communicate any requirements to you in the form of a letter. Information regarding deadlines for required documentation can be found here. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance in completing any steps in the application process.
Lifetime Eligibility Limits
The Federal Pell grant is restricted to a lifetime limit of 12 full-time semesters. Students who attend less than full time (12 credits) use up this limit on a pro-rated basis. In other words, if a 快播成人 attends half-time (6 credits) then they are only using half of one of the 12 semesters of eligibility and can continue to take classes on a part-time basis for a longer period of time.
Non-college Level Coursework
Typically, the Pell grant does cover developmental courses; however, it does not for the purposes of dually enrolled 快播成人s. Students are required to pay for the educational expenses related to these courses on their own, unless other funding sources are available.
A 快播成人 may be responsible for charges if they withdraw from all of their courses, stop attending their courses, or withdraw from a single course while not enrolled in any other courses at the same time. The financial aid office will perform a federally required calculation when a 快播成人 is determined to have withdrawn to determine how much of the Pell grant funds that 快播成人 earned. If the 快播成人 fails to earn all of the funds, then some or all of the funds may be returned and the 快播成人 would be responsible for the outstanding balance at the college. For more information please refer to our withdrawal information.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is the minimum standards required to maintain eligibility for federal and state financial aid programs. The coursework taken as a dually enrolled 快播成人 impacts SAP whether the 快播成人 is the receipt of Pell funds or not. There are three components to SAP:
- Grade-based: Students must maintain a certain cumulative GPA.
- Pace Toward Completion: Students must earn semester hours equal to at least two-thirds of the semester hours they attempt.
- Maximum Time Frame: Students must complete their program of 快播成人 within 150% of the published number of semester hours (credits) required to complete the program.
Students who fail to meet the grade based or pace standards are issued a financial aid warning before facing financial aid suspension. There is no warning for maximum time frame. Students who fail to meet the standards may appeal if they feel as though there were documented extraordinary circumstances that prevented them from meeting the standards.
The complete SAP policy and appeal information can be found here.