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Federal Funding Sources

To apply for any of these federal funding sources, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is generally awarded to undergraduate students with financial need who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree.  Pell grants for the 2006-2007 school year ranged from $400 to $4,050 per year.

The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will determine eligibility and the amount to be received.  If eligible, the amount paid will depend on full-time or part-time student status and whether the student attends school for a full academic year or less.

The school code for Johnston Community College is 009336.

Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a smaller grant that is awarded to students with the greatest financial need, i.e., lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  Limited funds are provided by the federal government and are awarded by the JCC Financial Aid Office to both full-time and part-time students.  Therefore, when the funds have been awarded, there will be no additional funds for the academic year.

Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.  Most of the on-campus work is clerical in nature.  Students will be paid monthly for the number of hours worked.  Eligible students may work up to 20 hours per week.  The rate of pay is at least the federal minimum wage.

Title IV Federal Student Loan Programs

The Johnston Community College Board of Trustees approved a resolution to discontinue the College’s participation in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program effective July 1, 2014.

Alternative Options that will be available for students beginning with the 2014-2015 school year include the following:
  • We will continue to offer financial aid through Federal grants, State grants, and Institutional Aid programs
  • Tuition Payment Plan option will be available
  • Emergency Loan Funds for Books will be available for students that are not eligible for gift-aid such as Pell and State grants
  • JCC Foundation Scholarships will continue to be available for students
  • Alternative Education Loans will be available from one of the many private lenders
Please look for information considering these new options in your email communications for the 2014-2015 school year. We are hoping to start processing 2014-2015 applications in early May. Payments for the Fall semester are not due until July 2nd and will be accepted until July 24th. Remember to submit your 2014-2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at by May 1 and supporting documentation by June 1.

For the remainder of the 2013/14 academic year, currently enrolled students with William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans already certified by the College will be processed following established regulations. New William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans for the current 2013/14 academic year will be accepted for processing until June 1, 2014.
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