Grants, which do not have to be repaid, are awarded to students on the basis of financial need.
Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federally funded grant program. The Federal Pell Grant provides a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added and for which a student may apply for assistance. Federal Pell Grant awards range from approximately $722 - $5,775 for the 2015-2016 academic year. To be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant a student must complete the current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The award amount is based on the student’s enrollment status and the Expected Family Contribution (which is the result of the FAFSA). Students who have earned a Bachelor's or Professional Degree are not eligible to receive Federal or State Grants. More information is available at www.fafsa.gov.
Click here to learn How your Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) is calculated.
Click here to see your Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage.
A student’s eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant is limited to twelve (12) full-time semesters (or its equivalent). The duration of eligibility will include all years of the student’s receipt of Federal Pell Grant funding.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – This grant is awarded to students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Students must qualify for a Pell Grant to be eligible for SEOG and priority is given to students with a zero (0) EFC (per the FAFSA results). The typical award is $150 per semester to eligible recipients and funding for this grant is contingent upon MACC’s SEOG allocation from federal funding.
Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program – To be eligible to receive the award, you must: Complete the FAFSA by April 1 with a resulting EFC of $12,000 or less, maintain satisfactory academic progress, be enrolled full time at a participating Missouri school and not be pursuing a degree or certificate in theology or divinity. Awards vary depending on your EFC and the type of school you are attending. Awards at two-year institutions range from $300 to $1,300 annually and are contingent upon state funding for this program.
Marguerite Ross Barnett Scholarship Program - This scholarship was established for students who are employed while attending school part-time. To be eligible, you must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at least half-time (6 hours) but less than full-time (12 hours) and be employed and compensated for at least 20 hours per week. The maximum scholarship is the actual tuition charged for part-time enrollment. Click here for a copy of the application. Complete and return to the MACC Financial Aid Office by July 1.