Grants are free money that does not have to paid back. There are many grants that can be awarded, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Colorado Student Grant (CSG), Federal Supplemental Educational Oppurtunity Grant (FSEOG) and theIraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG).

Federal Pell Grant

A need-based grant provided to low-income undergraduate students that does not have to be paid back*.

  • Must have demonstrated Financial Need determined by FAFSA through your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)

  • EFC must be between 0-5576

  • Pro-rated based on enrollment

  • Lifetime eligibility used for Pell is the equivalent of 6 years at full-time enrollment (600%)

*Total withdrawal from classes or all failing grades in a semester may result in paying back grant funds, always consult the PPCC Financial Aid Office when considering a withdrawal.

Pell Grant Requirements

  • File the FAFSA every year you are enrolled for classes.

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  • Be enrolled for at least one credit hour at PPCC.

  • Declare a major or degree that is eligible for FAFSA, almost all degrees at PPCC are eligible.

  • not already have a bachelors degree.

 

Colorado Student Grant (CSG)

This grant is a first-come, first-served fund available to Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need (determined by the EFC from FAFSA).

  • Must be attending at least 6 credit hours

  • EFC must be between 0-8364

  • Pro-rated based on enrollment

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This grant is a first-come, first-served fund available to non-resident PPCC students with exceptional financial need (as determined by the EFC from FAFSA).

  • Must be attending at least 6 credit hours

  • Student at PPCC must have a 0 EFC to qualify

  • Pro-rated based on enrollment

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

This grant is for students who otherwise would be Pell Grant eligible and whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. *Cannot receive both Pell Grant and IASG.

Apply for Financial Aid

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school.

Complete your FAFSA