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Federal Pell Grant Program

This program awards grants directly to students with payment made through Forsyth Tech. Federal Pell Grants are the “foundation” of student aid to which aid from all other sources may be added.

 

Eligibility

Student’s eligibility is determined by using a formula established by Congress which takes into consideration family financial circumstances. The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number that is used by the institution to determine the amount of the Federal Pell Grant.

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be an undergraduate enrolled as either a part-time or full-time student in an approved postsecondary institution who has not already earned a bachelor’s or professional degree
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG)

Eligibility

A student must be an undergraduate and have exceptional financial need to qualify for a FSEOG award. Recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, and must be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant during the academic year.

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

North Carolina Community College Grant (NCCCG)

North Carolina Community College Grants are available to North Carolina residents who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled at North Carolina Community Colleges.

Eligibility

Applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a North Carolina resident for tuition purposes
  • Meet all eligibility requirements of a Federal Pell Grant, except the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) requirement
  • Enroll for at least six credit hours per semester as an undergraduate student in a degree, certificate or diploma program
  • Students who have already earned baccalaureate (four-year) college degrees are not eligible.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements
  • NC Community College Grants are not available for summer sessions.

Application Procedure

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant

The North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant Program was established by the North Carolina General Assembly to assist student-parents with their childcare needs. As the goal of this grant is, in part, to promote the completion of an educational program, student-parents receiving childcare assistance at Forsyth Technical Community College will be eligible for funding for two academic years (Fall & Spring) for the pursuit of an associate degree, and one academic year (Fall & Spring) for the pursuit of a diploma or certificate.

The Office of Student Financial Services advertises the availability of childcare assistance proceeding the next award year by posting an announcement on Forsyth Tech’s TechLink under College Services, Financial Aid.

Childcare fees paid to the provider are the responsibility of the parent. Forsyth Tech will reimburse the student-parent directly for appropriate childcare expenses. The reimbursement check will be disbursed directly to the student upon receipt of an invoice from a childcare provider accompanied by a student’s class attendance record.

The institutional guidelines for the North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant Program are as follows:

Student Criteria

  • Must meet all federal aid eligibility requirements including Satisfactory Academic Progress and be enrolled in an eligible curriculum program
  • Must be enrolled as at least a half-time student (6 or more credit hours), not including online courses
  • Must be a North Carolina resident
  • Must not have an outstanding balance in the Business Office (i.e., returned check charge, parking fines, sealed file, etc.)
  • Must enroll the eligible child/children in a state licensed childcare program

Program Criteria

  • Students will be required to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Office of Student Financial Services to determine financial need and eligibility for any other types of financial aid, and as a prerequisite for being selected as a childcare grant recipient.
  • Applications will become available on May 1 each year for the following academic year. Students must complete the North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant Program Application (available in the Financial Aid Office, Allman Center, 2nd floor and attached to the announcement posted on TechLink) by the application period close date. The closing date varies each year depending on the number of applications received. The application must be accurate and complete for consideration.
  • Students must submit documentation of daily childcare expenses from the childcare provider with the application. A statement on the childcare provider’s letterhead or standard rate sheet is acceptable. The application is not complete and should not be submitted without documentation of daily childcare expenses and the state license number of the facility.
  • Applications will be reviewed and selection of North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant Program recipients will be made by Student Financial Services on a first-come, first-served basis after the college is notified of its state appropriation, usually in late August.
  • There will be no discrimination against an applicant’s race or sex.
  • Childcare providers must be licensed by the state of North Carolina in order for students to receive North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant Program funds.
  • Students and childcare providers must complete and return to the Office of Student Financial Services the Childcare Payment Request Form each month in order for the student to receive payment.
  • Students may be reimbursed with North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant Program funds up to a maximum of $750 per month.
  • Students may not receive North Carolina Community College Childcare Grant Program funds if they receive childcare assistance from any other agency. (i.e., DSS, FECP, etc.)

Childcare funds are not available during the Summer Term.