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 (EFC) number assigned to you by the Department of Education upon completion of the FAFSA.
Federal Pell Grant provides financial aid to students pursuing 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 aware 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.
- 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.
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.