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Student eligibility for the following programs is based on the specific requirements of the program as well as positive evidence that the student is making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. Students apply for these programs by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

FEDERAL GRANTS

Pell Grant Program

  • Awards range from $200 to $5,550 per year (2011-2012). 
  • The U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula to determine student eligibility.
  • The student is notified via a Student Aid Report (SAR).

 

  • Awards range from $400 to $1000 per year.
  • The College determines eligibility based on federal guidelines.
  • The student is notified via an award notice from the College.

 FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM

  • Awards range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year.
  • The College uses federal guidelines to determine eligibility and place students in part-time on-campus jobs.
  • The student is notified via an award notice from the College.

 AmeriCorps Program

  • The AmeriCorps Program provides full-time educational awards in return for work in community service. You can work before, during, or after your post-secondary education, and you use the funds to either repay current educational expenses or to repay federal student loans. For more information on this program call 1-800-942-2677. Information is also available through the Internet at http://www.americorps.org/*

 

FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAMS

FEDERAL DIRECT STUDENT LOAN

Direct loans are made through the federal government and are repaid after the student leaves college. The interest rate is fixed for repayment of new loans but not higher than 8.25 percent. The government pays the interest during in-school periods on need based loans called subsidized Direct loans.

The student is responsible for all interest on non-need based loans called unsubsidized Direct loans. In addition to completing the FAFSA, a Master Promissory Note (MPN) must be completed. Master Promissory Notes(MPN's) are available for completion on line at www.studentloans.gov  Information about the current terms of the program is available at the time of application.


PLUS Loans enable parents with good credit histories to borrow to pay for the educational expenses of ech dependent undergraduate child enrolled at least half-time(minimum of 6 credits).

 

NEW JERSEY GRANTS

Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

Educational Opportunity Fund Program

  • Awards range from $410 to $1050 per year.
  • The College uses State guidelines to determine eligibility.
  • The student is notified via a Student Eligibility Notice (SEN) from the State.
  • EOF Department's web page.

Garden State Scholarship Program

  • Awards range from $200 to $930 per year.
  • The New Jersey Office of Student Assistance uses academic achievement guidelines to determine recipients.
  • The student is notified via a Student Eligibility Notice (SEN) from the State.

MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE FOUNDATION GRANTS

  • Awards range from $400 to $1,000 per year.
  • The College uses Middlesex County College Foundation guidelines to determine eligibility.
  • The student is notified via an award notice from the College.