Federal Programs

Federal Programs

By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for all federal funding available to students at Mayland Community College.  Eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution number (EFC) assigned to you by the Department of Education upon completion of the FAFSA.  

Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant provides financial aid to students pursuing a Pell-approved, post-secondary degree, diploma, or certificate. This grant ranges in amount, depending on the number of credit hours the student is enrolled each semester and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated by the Department of Education.  The maximum Pell Grant award a student can receive for the 15-16 academic year is $5,775.  Pell is limited to a lifetime maximum of 6 years or 12 full-time semesters (or the equivalent).  Once a student has received six years of full-time eligibility, that student is no longer eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have financial need.
  • Have a high school diploma, a GED®, or have been home-schooled.
  • Be enrolled in a Pell eligible certificate / degree program.
  • Be a US citizen, permanent resident or other eligible classification of non-citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Have and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Register with Selective Service, if you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25.
  • Certify by signing a FAFSA that you will use any federal student aid funds awarded to you solely for educational purposes.
  • Certify by signing a FAFSA that you are not in default of any federal student loan and that you do not owe a repayment of any federal student aid grant.
  • Certify by signing a FAFSA that you have not been convicted of an offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs that occurred while enrolled in school and receiving Title IV aid. A drug offense while receiving Federal Student Aid can result in a loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan or work-study assistance. Students may regain eligibility after the period of ineligibility ends (depending on the number of offenses). Students may also regain eligibility by successfully completing an approved drug rehabilitation program that includes passing two unannounced drug screening tests.  Additional drug convictions will make students ineligible again.

How to Apply

Completing the FAFSA is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Criteria for Selection and Awarding

All students who submit the FAFSA are potentially eligible for a Pell Grant.  Pell Grant awards are determined based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is calculated by the Department of Education upon submission of your FAFSA.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Eligibility Requirements

FSEOG is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need (0 EFC).

How to Apply

Students apply for the FSEOG by submitting the FAFSA.

Criteria for Selection and Awarding

Students are selected and awarded the FSEOG based on the following:

  • Must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0
  • FAFSA submission date
  • Enrollment status ( must be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours)

Students are awarded $300 per semester for two semesters ($600 maximum award) 

Federal Work Study Program (FWS)

The Federal Work Study Program (FWS) is a federally funded program that provides an opportunity for students to work part-time and earn money to assist with their educational expenses while enrolled at Mayland Community College.  Click here for more information about Work Study.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress.

How to Apply

  • Eligibility for Work Study is determined by submitting the FAFSA.
  • Students interested in Work Study must also complete the Work Study Application

Criteria for Selection and Awarding

  • Upon submission of a Work Study application, the Work Study Coordinator matches students with jobs as closely related as possible to their field of study.  Students are then interviewed by potential Work Study supervisors who will select the applicant best suited to their needs.
  • Students are generally allowed to work 10-12 hours per week at a pay rate of $7.25 per hour.
  • Due to limited funding, Work Study is awarded on a first come, first served basis to the maximum extent possible. 

Direct Stafford Loans

  • Mayland Community College does not participate in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (also known as Stafford Loans or subsidized and unsubsidized student loans).
  • Students interested in additional funding for college may be eligible for alternative loans through private lenders.  For more information about private educational loans and responsible borrowing, visit cfnc.org.  Additionally, the Student Lending Analytics site offers students the opportunity to compare lenders and choose the one which best fits their needs.​
  • Students​ applying for alternative loans through private lenders may be required by the lender to submit the Private Education Loan Applicant Self-Certification Form.  The financial information required to complete this form can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office. 
  • Mayland Community College does not recommend or endorse any particular lending source.  We do not have a preferred lender list for alternative student loans.  Locating and choosing a private lender is the sole responsibility of the student.​ For more information, read the Code of Conduct.

Students should also be aware that Mayland Community College now offers a payment plan for those students required to pay tuition out of pocket.  The Tuition Payment Plan offers a convenient monthly payment option with no interest or finance charges, and no credit check.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Mayland Community College (“College”) strives to make its campus safe and welcoming learning and working environments.  The College prohibits discrimination and harassment in its services, employment and programs based on race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sex, age, disability, genetic information and veteran status. 

To comply with the applicable federal state laws and regulations, the following person has been designated as the Title IX Coordinator (“Coordinator”) to handle and investigate inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Randy Ledford
Vice President, Academics and Student Development
Title IX Coordinator        
Phillips Hall

Judy McClure
Director, Human Resources
Deputy Title IX Coordinator & Disability Officer
Gwaltney Hall

Michelle Musich
Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Gwaltney Hall   

Doug Dewar
Director, Counseling Center
Disability Officer
Gwaltney Hall

In the event where the complainant is a student and the alleged perpetrator is an employee, both the Coordinator and the Student Title IX Coordinator shall work together to investigate the complaint.  All rights will be afforded to student victims as prescribed by federal and state laws and regulations.