FEDERAL PELL GRANT
Students who demonstrate financial need, who are enrolled in a PELL eligible program, and who have not received a bachelor's degree may qualify for this grant. PELL grants are awarded through strict rules set by the U.S. Department of Education. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility. OTC's Title IV Institution Code is 030300. The amount of PELL ranges from $400 to $4,310 per academic year.
Students who complete the FAFSA may be selected for verification. If selected, the student must provide documentation that supports information entered on the FAFSA. Documentation may include (but is not limited to):
- Verification Worksheet
- Signed copy of student's/spouse's Federal Income Tax Return
- Signed copy of parent's Federal Income Tax Return
- Student's Social Security Card
- W-2's of student, spouse, or parent
- Birth Certificate
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)
Students who demonstrate an extreme financial need may be eligible for FSEOG. Students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant to be eligible. FSEOG is awarded on a first come basis until all funds are exhausted. Students are awarded $100 per quarter.
FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS)
Students must be a PELL Grant recipient and demonstrate financial need to receive FWS. FWS provides students with income from part-time jobs. The number of hours a student can work will depend on the individual student's need.
Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
PELL Grant recipients who are U.S. citizens and who have completed a rigorous secondary school program may be eligible for the ACG. Students must be pursuing an associates degree, enrolled full time, and be in their first or second academic year. Eligible students are awarded $750 for the first academic year of study and $1,300 for the second academic year of study.