•  Pell Grants  |  Additional Grants         

     Pell Grants are FREE monies for those who qualify for them; unlike loans, they DO NOT need to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree.  


    1.  Pell Grant awards for the school year are based upon enrollment beginning with the fall semester. To receive a
         Pell Grant payment students must submit their Student Aid Report to the Financial Aid Office by their last day
         of enrollment.

    2.  Students who have completed all financial aid requirements, may charge tuition, fees, and books from the
         college bookstore to the maximum awards for a semester at semester award minus the amount owed to the

    3.  Withdrawing from all classes or failure to continue attending after receiving this disbursement may require you 
         to repay a part of your award.  For more information see Financial Aid Refund & Repayment in the CBC
         Catalog or see your Financial Aid Advisor. 

    4.  Student will receive full Pell Grant awards over two (2) semesters. This is particularly important for students 
           who plan to enroll for the twelve month periods. (see below for summer enrollment.)  

    Summer Pell Grant Awards

    1.  Student who have not received their full scheduled award during the fall and spring semester may be eligible to
          receive Pell Grants during the summer.

    Students who received a full-time payment for the fall and spring semester will not be eligible for a summer payment.

    Calculation of Pell Grant Awards  

    1.   The Pell Grant Award is based upon (1) Expected Family Contribution (EFC), (2) the number of hours a
          student is enrolled, and (3) cost of education.

    2.    A student must be enrolled for at least twelve (12) hours to receive the full Pell Grant award; students enrolled
           for less than twelve (12) semester hours will receive
    a proportionate award based upon their enrollment. 


    Additional Grants    

    Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)  
        • Full-time to qualify for total grant 
        • part-time students eligible for pro-rata shares financial need     

    Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)
        • Full-time to qualify for total grant 
        • part-time students eligible for pro-rata shares financial need    

    Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
        • At least 1/2 time in the first 30 hours in an Associate's Degree or certificate program   

    Daycare Grant        
        • Full-time to qualify
        • must be on campus classes
        • must be Pell Grant eligible