All of the federal aid programs require that a student completes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. In addition, a student must meet the following requirements in order to receive any type of federal financial assistance:
Students who receive a Federal Pell Grant do not have to pay any of the grant award back. This money is yours to use toward your college education. Awards range from $626 to $5,775 per year based on enrollment status. It is available to full-time, three-quarter time, half-time or less than half-time students. Eligibility is determined by a formula developed by the U.S. Department of Education.
If you are a recipient of the Federal Pell Grant, you may receive a supplement called the FSEOG. Awards at NETC average $400 per year, depending on need and the availability of funds. This grant award, like the Pell, does not have to be repaid. It is available to full-time, three-quarter time, half-time or less than half-time students. Students receiving assistance from WIA or TAA will not be eligible for need-based grants.
The Federal Work-Study is a campus-based program that provides jobs ranging from 8 to 20 hours per week for students with financial need. Work-Study students are paid minimum wage on the 10th of each month. Students must submit an application for work-study to the Office of Student Financial Assistance.