Federal Pell Grant
A federal grant program awarded to "exceptionally needy" undergraduates who seek to earn a first bachelor's degree. Award amounts are set by the federal government based on financial need and enrollment status.
Awards range from $767 to $7,395 for full-time students; award amounts for part-time students are set in proportion to the number of enrolled units. Recipients should be in good academic standing.
Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU)
- Students are now limited to a lifetime maximum Federal Pell Grant of 12 semesters/6 years or full time equivalent (600 percent) at any community college, vocational school or four year/bachelor program.
- This change affects all new and continuing CCA students who receive Pell Grants.
- Once you have reached the 600 percent Pell LEU, you will be ineligible for any additional Pell Grant funding for the next school year.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
- A federal grant program that is available to undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who seek to earn a bachelor's degree and are Pell Grant recipients.
- Priority is given to full-time Pell Grant recipients with significant financial need.
- CCA policy prohibits Cal Grant recipients from receiving FSEOG. Recipients should be in good academic standing. Awards range from $500 to $2,000 per year.
Gender/Ethnicity of Pell Recipients
- Female = 53%
- Male = 33%
- Non-Binary = 6%
- Unknown = 8%
- African American = 12%
- Latino = 9%
- American Indian or Alaskan Native = 1%
- Asian = 26%
- White = 20%
- 2 or more = 7%
- Unknown = 25%
Based on CCA's full-time Pell Grant Recipients for 2022-2023