Grants

There are several type of grants that are available to students who meet certain criteria. Please reach out to the Financial Aid office with questions regarding any of the grants and programs listed below.

Federal Grant Programs

New Information below regarding Fallen Hero Pell Grants and Year-Round Pell Grants

Fallen Hero Pell Grant: If you are a dependent student of a Fallen Hero, and meet certain criteria, MCC's financial aid department can help you determine if you eligible to receive the maximum Federal Pell Grant award of $6095.00 per year. Please reach out to our office for more information.

Year-Round Pell Grants: Starting summer of 2018, if you used all of your federal Pell Grant in the fall and spring semesters, you may now receive a full federal Pell Grant in the summer term. Year-round Pell allows a student to receive 150% of their scheduled award to continue to take classes over the summer and potentially graduate earlier.

In order to be eligible you must:

  1. Have completed at 2017-2018 FAFSA and have a complete file
  2. Be Pell Grant eligible
  3. Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  4. In most cases, you must be enrolled at least half-time (6+ credit hours)
  5. If you were full-time status and received a full Pell Grant in the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018, you must enroll for at least 6 credit hours in summer classes to receive summer Pell
  6. If you were part-time fall 2017 or spring 2018, there is no minimum credit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant
  7. Please note that your Pell Grant award will be based on your EFC and enrollment status

Here are some examples:

Example # 1 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours, full time 12 credit hours, full time 12 credit hours full time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%)

 

Example # 2 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours, full time 9 credit hours, 3/4 time 6 credit hours half time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $2,960 (50%) $2,220 (37.5%) $1,480 (25%)

 

Example # 3 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 6 credit hours, half time 6 credit hours, half time 6 credit hours half time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $1,480 (25%) $1,480 (25%) $1,480 (25%)

* In order to be eligible for a summer Pell Grant in Example #4 below, you must take at least 6 credit hours in the summer.

Example # 4 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours, full time 12 credit hours, full time 6 credit hours half time*
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%) $1,480 (25%)


All Pell awards are based on your FAFSA information and EFC (Expected Family Contribution).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): Grant from the federal government to undergraduate students with high need. Priority of this grant funding is given to students who are Pell Grant recipients.

Federal Pell Grant: Grant from the federal government to undergraduate students (with no prior bachelor's or professional degree) with high need. These grants are based on the student's enrollment status. Students can receive this grant with as little as 3 credits of attendance in a semester.


 

 

Massachusetts Grant Programs

MASSGrant: Grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to full-time (12 credits or more each semester) undergraduate students who are residents of Massachusetts and demonstrate exceptional financial need. Recipients cannot have a prior bachelor's or professional degree. FAFSA deadline is May 1st. FAFSAs that are filed after May 1st are not considered eligible.

Tuition Waiver: Need-based grant aid from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to undergraduate students who are residents of Massachusetts and have no prior bachelor's or professional (Masters, doctoral)degree.

Cash Access Grant: Need-based grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to undergraduate students who are residents of Massachusetts and have no prior bachelor's or professional degree.

Part-time Grant: Need-based grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to undergraduate students enrolled in 6 to 11 credits each semester. This grant is for Massachusetts residents who have no prior bachelor's or professional degree.  Students must qualify for the federal Pell Grant Program to receive funds from this state program.

Institutional Grant Programs

SafetyNet Grant: The college’s SafetyNet Grant provides assistance to our financial aid applicants to cover tuition, fees, books and supplies. Eligibility is determined through filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Initial awards and renewal of the grant is subject to federal eligibility requirements, enrollment in an eligible program of study and continued financial need.

Last Modified: 11/30/18