Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.  In order to qualify for the Pell Grant you must:

  • Complete a FAFSA
    • Demonstrate financial need (calculated by the Federal Government when you submit a FAFSA)
  • Enroll in credit courses in an approved program of study
  • Submit any requested paperwork to the BC3 Financial Aid Office (as requested through your BC3 email)

You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are:

  • Incarcerated
  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Fail to make SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress)
  • Are in default on student loans
  • Owe federal Overpayment monies to the Department of Education

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

 Federal SEOG Grants are available to students with exceptional need.  Any student wishing to be considered for this grant must:
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 or more credits)
  • Demonstrate Pell Grant eligibility

Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) State Grant

Like the Federal Pell Grant, the PHEAA State Grant does not have to be repaid.  In order to qualify for the PHEAA State Grant you must:
  • Be a Pennsylvania resident for at least a year
  • Submit a FAFSA by May 1st
    • Submit a Status Notice with PHEAA (linked on your FAFSA confirmation page)
  • Enroll in an Associate Degree Program
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 or more credits)
  • Make satisfactory academic progress according to PHEAA's progress policy guidelines (different than academic progress)

 View you State Grant Status

The Pennsylvania State Grant Application Form - 2015

This detailed tutorial walks you through the steps of filling out and submitting the 2015 State Grant Program application form (State Grant Form SGF).

PHEAA Special Programs

PHEAA offers several other specialized programs to students.  View more information on PHEAA State Grant and Special Programs or contact the Financial Aid Office.