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 (EFC) number assigned to you by the Department of Education upon completion of the FAFSA.

Pell Grant

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 in 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 23-24 academic year is $7,395.  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.
  • 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.
  • Show your qualified to obtain a college or career school education. 

How to Apply

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 needs (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 $250 for fall and spring semesters and $100 for summer. 

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 $10.00-12.00 per hour.
  • Due to limited funding, Work Study is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to the maximum extent possible.

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.

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