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Types of Financial Aid Available - Central Virginia Community College

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Types of Aid Available

    The Pell Grant is a federal grant entitlement program, which means that the federal government will pay all applicants who meet all program eligibility criteria. In some cases, an eligible student may receive a Pell Grant if enrolled for less than 6 credits.
    The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a federal grant program that is awarded to the "most needy" students. Preference is given to Pell Grant recipients and students with a low family contribution. There are limited SEOG funds and students should have met the March 15 priority application deadline to ensure consideration. The maximum SEOG will be $400 per award year.
    The Federal Work-Study Program (FCWSP) is an award from federal and state funds that allows a student to earn money to meet educational expenses. A student must have a financial need to be awarded work-study. A work-study award does not guarantee a job, as the placement of a student into a job will be based upon the available jobs and the student's qualifications to meet the requirements for these available jobs. Work-study employees are usually assigned an average of 15 hours of work per week, and determine with their supervisors a mutually agreeable work schedule. The current wage rate is $7.50 an hour. New employees will have a work-study orientation session explaining the student's rights and responsibilities as well as payment procedures. All new work-study employees will need to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form and provide their driver's license and social security card or other acceptable identification before they may begin working.
  • CSAP:
    The College Scholarship Assistance Program (CSAP) Grant is a state grant program. Preference is given to students with exceptional need. Recipients must be domiciled in Virginia. CSAP awards will range from $400 to $1,100 per award year.
    The Commonwealth Award (COMA) Grant is a state grant. These grants range from $200 to $1,400 a year, and are dependent on the student´┐Żs remaining need.
    The VGAP Grant is state-funded program. In order to be considered, a student must be: a first-time freshman, a dependent, a high school graduate with a high school GPA of at least a 2.5, a Virginia resident, and demonstrate financial need. Recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student to qualify. The VGAP Grant will range between $1,000 to $1,900 for the 2005-2006 award year. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for their VGAP award each semester and must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours each academic year to remain eligible for consideration during the next academic year.
    The Part-time Tuition Assistance Program Grant is a state program. These grants are based on need and are awarded to eligible students who are enrolled for 2 to 8 credits a semester. These grant awards are for the tuition amount only, and students are responsible for their own Activity Fee.


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Central Virginia
Community College

3506 Wards Rd.
Lynchburg VA 24502-2498

Phone: 434.832.7814
Fax: 434.832.7775
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Located in Amherst Hall, Room 2100

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM