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  • Grants
  • 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 0-5711
    • Awards for the 2019-2020 academic year range from $639 to $6345
    • 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 PCC 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 PCC.
    • Declare a major or degree that is eligible for FAFSA, almost all degrees at PCC are eligible.
    • Not already have a bachelors degree.

    The Federal Pell Grant Program allows eligible students to receive up to 150% of the student’s scheduled Pell Grant offer, also known as “Year-Round Pell”. Year-round Pell allows students that were enrolled full time in both the fall and spring semesters to receive an additional Pell Grant offer in the summer semester.  Please contact the financial aid office for questions regarding your eligibility.


    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 0-8566
    • Pro-rated based on enrollment


    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

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

    • Must be attending at least 6 credit hours
    • Students at PCC must have a Pell eligible EFC to qualify