Federal Funding Sources

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

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. 

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.

*For prorated Pell amounts for less than full time enrollment for the 2023 - 2024 payment schedule (PDF).

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. However, the staff in the Financial Aid Office is available to answer questions regarding loans and debt management.

The US Department of Education National Default Rate for FY 2019 is 2.3%. Johnston Community College's Cohort Default Rate History can be found on its Consumer Information page

Alternative Options that are available include the following:

  • Financial aid through Federal grants, State grants, and Institutional Aid programs
  • Tuition Payment Plan option
  • Emergency Loan Funds for Books available for students that are not eligible for gift-aid such as Pell and State grants
  • JCC Foundation Scholarships
  • Alternative Education Loans from private lenders