Your Pell Grant Award has been calculated by the United States Department of Education after consideration of the income and number of family members you submitted on your FAFSA. Your Pell award is for a specific academic year and is based on your registration as a full-time student (12 hours or more). If you register for less than 12 hours, your Pell award will be adjusted. Your yearly award is divided into two semester of use (i.e., half to be awarded for Fall and half for Spring). Students will have a time limit of 12 total full-time semesters to use Pell funds. Federal regulations require the College to adjust or modify the Pell awards for students enrolled in one-year certification or diploma curricula programs that require clock-hour conversion.
- Ten-day Signing Deadline — You must return your completed Pell Grant Award Agreement within ten (10) days of receipt of the offer for financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year. Failure to return the agreement will delay your cost of living check and will prohibit you from charging your books in our College Store.
- September 6, 2013 — Verification of Attendance due to Financial Aid for students enrolled in 16 weeks or 1st 8-week courses (August-December or August-October).
NOTE: The white copy of your registration form (class schedule) with your instructor’s initials and/or your online course attendance verification form(s) must be submitted to the Admissions Receptionist in Student Services and logged in by signing the Pell award summary roster. The attendance verification process for eligible Pell students attending 16-weeks or 1st 8-week courses begins during the first 10 days (second week) of courses at the start of each semester.
- October 14, 2013 — Verification of Attendance due to Financial Aid for students enrolled in 12-week courses (September-December).
- November 8, 2013 — Verification of Attendance due to Financial Aid (for students enrolled in 2nd 8-week courses (October-December).
NOTE: Students enrolled in accelerated term classes (i.e., 4-week, 5-week, 3-week, 10-week and/or 12-week courses) Pell awarded funds will only pay for classes that have begun their attendance. Accelerated term classes will not be included in a student’s total credit hours until he/she starts the class(es) and the class attendance has been verified. A student’s Pell check (cost of living check) may be reduced until the start of all accelerated classes.
- Clock Hour Converted Programs — Federal regulations require the College to adjust or modify the Pell awards for students enrolled in specified one-year certification or diploma curricula programs that requires clock-hour conversion. (See “What is the Clock Hour Conversion Rule?” for a listing of specified clock-hour converted programs).
NOTE: Pell award funds for BLET, Cosmetology, and Cosmetology Instructor programs will be divided into two payments (half at the midpoint of the semester and half at the end of the semester).
- Return to Title IV — If you are withdrawn or dropped from all classes for the semester, or a first, second, or 12 week session modules, you may have to return the unearned portion of the financial aid funds to the federal government. Please see your financial aid counselor for calculations.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) — To remain eligible for financial aid, you must complete 67% of coursework attempted each semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA. If you fail to make SAP, you will lose your Pell.
Federal regulations require that your attendance in each class be verified. For the Spring 2013 session, verification of attendance must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM Friday, September 6, 2013.
Have your instructors’ initial their class listed on the white copy of your registration form. Once you have all your instructor’s initials for your classes, bring the white copy to the Admissions Office Receptionist where you will turn it in and sign a log book
See the instructions on the Steps to Follow for Online Classes document. Attach the on-line printout(s) to the white copy of your registration form. Within the first five (5) days of class, log on to Blackboard and sign in to your on-line class. There will be link provided for the Pell Grant verification. Take the survey, print out a copy, and then click submit. Bring your white copy, with on-line printout(s), to the Admissions Office Receptionist where you will turn it in and sign a logbook. If you are unable to bring your online class printouts to the Admissions Receptionists, please mail them to: Financial Aid, Coastal Carolina Community College, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546.
Distribution of Your Pell Grant
Charging My Books and Supplies
You may charge your books and supplies in the College Store. The dates for doing this will be given to you by the Financial Aid Office when appropriate.
Fall 2013: You may charge your books and supplies in the College Store beginning Wednesday, August 7, 2013 through close of business on Friday, August 30, 2013.
Cost of Living Refund
If you receive your Pell Grant Award package (Notification letter, Pell Grant Award Information Sheet, and Pell Grant Award Agreement) from the Financial Aid Office at Coastal after the first day of class, the Information for Pell Students Handout will be enclosure (3) to the notification letter and will contain specific instructions, including when you can expect your cost of living refund. If you have a balance in your semester Pell Grant account after all charges have been subtracted, you will receive a cost of living refund from Higher One based on your elected refund preference.
Refunds will be available on or about Friday, September 20, 2013. (An ACH refund preference option may take approximately 2-3 business days and a paper check preference option may take 5-7 business days.)
What Is The Clock Hour Conversion Rule?
This federal rule affects the following one-year degree and certificate curriculua by converting semester hours to clock hours. This conversion may lower your Pell award. If you are currently accepted or plan to apply for one of the following curriculua, the Financial Aid Office can provide you with a Clock Hour Conversion Chart.
- Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology (D35100)
- Architectural Technology (D60160)
- Autobody Repair (D60100)
- Automotive Systems Technology (D60160)
- Basic Law Enforcement Training (C55120)
- Cosmetology (C55140)
- Cosmetology Instructor (C55160)
- Dental Assisting (D45240)
- Electrical/Electronics Technology (D35220)
- Electronic Engineering Technology (D40200)
- Fire Protection Technology (D55240)
- Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology (D60240)
- Practical Nursing (D45660)
- Surgical Technology (D45740)
- Welding Technology (D50420) and Certified Welder Certificate (C50420-C)