Grants

Pell Grant

Eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant is determined by information provided on a student’s current FAFSA submission. Pell Grant funds do not need to be repaid, however, failure
to complete a course may result in a reduction of Pell Grant funding for the semester. The student may be responsible for repaying unearned Pell Grant funds.

The amount of Pell Grant awarded is determine on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is calculated with the FAFSA submittal. Award amounts may be subject to change
based on the individual student’s financial need, costs to attend school, enrollment status, and Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Only courses that are applicable to the student’s graduations requirements for their active degree program will be calculated towards enrollment status for Pell Grant eligibility.

The US Department of Education approves additional grant funds annually to be awarded to students with the highest financial aid unmet need. In addition to the approved Federal
funding, NWCCD contributes a twenty five percent match. The total Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to students based on the following criteria until all funding is spent. SEOG awards vary annually and per enrollment.

  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is zero, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Be enrolled in a Title IV degree seeking program (associates and/or certificate)
  • Students have to be Pell Grant eligible, as determined by the US Department of Education
  • Priority will be given to earlier FAFSA submissions

Employee/Family Grant
The Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) offers tuition assistance to employees and their eligible family members. The award is applied to each eligible term and is
based on several criteria as well as availability of funding. Employees or eligible family members wishing to review additional criteria can access the form in the Financial Aid page of the
MyNWCCD portal, or stop by the Financial Aid Office. The completed application must be returned to the financial aid office.

Golden Age Grant
The Golden Age Grant is available to students who are age 60 or above. The grant is not applicable for applicable for summer courses. Students applying for the grant must be 60 year
of age on or before the first day of the semester. The grant will cover 50% of tuition for those classes, fees not included. Any remaining balance is the student’s responsibility and must be
paid by the payment deadline. Students wishing to review additional criteria can access the form in the Financial Aid page of the MyNWCCD portal, or stop by the Financial Aid Office. The
completed application must be returned to the financial aid office.