Federal Pell Grants use a standard formula set by Congress to determine your level of need. The formula produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the amount your family should pay toward the cost of your education. The amount of aid you get is based on your EFC and the number of college hours you’re taking. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who haven’t already earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. If you qualify, this would be the primary part of your financial aid package. If you enrolled in less than 12 hours either during the fall and spring terms, you may have Pell eligibility for the summer term.
Students who are considered transient students are not eligible for aid with SJC. For example, if you are working towards a degree with another school and attend there in the fall and spring terms and only attend SJC in the summer for transfer, you are not eligible for an award with SJC. If you anticipate receiving other assistance such as scholarships/grants (not awarded by SJC Financial Aid Services) or Veteran benefits, please notify the Financial Aid Services Office. Failure to supply this information could result in an immediate reduction or cancellation of any aid offered or disbursed.