Pell Grant

Critical Information

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Any change in your course schedule (drop, withdrawal or a never attend) before the 60% point of the term (16-week, 12 week, 8-week 5-week or 4 week), may result in you being required to pay or return the unearned portion of the financial aid funds to the Federal government. Please see your Financial Aid Assistant for calculations.

Return to State Grants

If you are withdrawn or dropped from all classes prior to the 35% point of the term (16-week, 12 week, 8-week 5-week or 4 week), you may have to return the unearned portion of your state grant funds. These include the North Carolina Community College Scholarship and the North Carolina Education Lottery Scholarship. Please see your Financial Aid Assistant for calculations.

Clock Hour Converted Programs

If you are registered for a technical or vocational program that is one year or less in length (such as a diploma or certificate level program), your classes may be subject to the Clock Hour Conversion (CHC) rule. The CHC calculations are based on clock hours (actual time in class/lab) and the weeks of instruction time not on credit hours which may result in fewer hours than your actual registered credit hours and therefore your Pell may be reduced. To determine your clock-hour enrollment status, please see your financial aid assistant for a Clock Hour Conversion Chart.

BLET, Cosmetology and the Cosmetology Instructor programs of study will be paid in two payments, one payment at the halfway point of the semester (½ of award) and the final half payment at the end of the semester. Please see your Financial Aid Assistant for a Clock Hour Conversion Chart.

Distribution of Your Pell Grant

Charging My Books and Supplies

Spring  2016

You may charge your books and supplies in the College Store beginning Monday, January 4, 2016 through close of business on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Cost of Living Refund

Spring 2016

If you have a balance in your semester Pell Grant account after all charges have been subtracted, you will be receiving your refund from Higher One based on your elected refund preference on or about February 19, 2016. (An ACH refund preference option may take approximately 2-3 business days and a paper check preference option may take 5-7 business days.)

Federal Work-Study Program

If you are interested in a part-time position that works around your class schedule, ask the Admissions Office Receptionist or any Financial Aid professional for a federal work-study application.

Late Start Classes: 12-Week, 8-Week, 5-Week and 4-Week Terms

Pell will only pay for the classes that have started before the first Pell deadline date. 12-week, 8-week, 5-week and 4-week module classes that have not started by the first deadline dated will not be included in your total credit hours until the those terms have started and you have verified attendance for each late start class. Your initial Cost of Living Refund amount will be reduced and the remainder will be issued accordingly throughout the semester.

Important Dates

Spring 2016

At the start of the semester, please attend and or log-in to your classes. Please do not have instructors sign your copy of the Registration Form and do not submit your form to the Financial Aid Office until after January 13, 2016.

By 5:00pm, Friday, February 5, 2016 – A copy of your Registration Statement (semester schedule), with instructor’s initials, must be turned in to the Admissions Office Receptionist (located in the student Services Building). You must also sign a logbook.

Again, the Verification of Attendance process must be completed and submitted by 5:00pm, Friday, February 5, 2016. NOTE: For late start term classes (12-week, 8-week, 5-week and/or 4-week), the verification process must be submitted accordingly after (not before) the classes for the term begin.

Verify Attendance

Federal regulations require that your attendance in each class be verified.

Verification of Attendance for Spring 2016 classes must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, February 5, 2016.

Traditional Classes

To verify attendance for traditional classes, please have your instructors initial near their class that is listed on your copy of the Registration Statement (semester schedule). After you have gotten all instructors’ initials, please turn in the schedule to the Admissions Office Receptionist (located in the Student Center Building) and sign the logbook.

On-line Classes

To verify attendance for your online classes, please login to each class after the first five (5) days of class. Please read and follow the online instructions below.

Online Class(es) Attendance Verification Steps for Pell Grant Students

  1. Login to Campus Cruiser and click the link to Blackboard. Access your online class.
  2. Click on the name of the course you are accessing (such as General Psychology).
  3. On the Announcements page. You will see several announcements, select the one for Pell Grant Verification. The announcement will direct you on where to find the survey in your online class.
  4. You will be prompted to verify that you want to complete the Pell Grant Verification Survey. Click the “OK” button.
  5. The Pell Grant Verification Survey will open. Read the instructions carefully.
    • Question 1 – Type your first and last name.
    • Question 2 – Type your 7 digit Coastal Student ID number.
    • Question 3 – If you are receiving a Pell Grant this semester, click “Yes”.
    • Question 4 – Type the date.
  6. Click “Save All Answers.” Click the “OK” button.
  7. Click Submit. Click the “OK” button.
  8. Print this page.
  9. Attach print out(s) to your Registration Statement (semester schedule).

After completing the online steps above, turn in your Registration Statement (semester schedule) with the printout(s) to the Admissions Office Receptionist (located in the Student Center Building) and sign the logbook.

If you are unable to bring your online class printouts to the Admissions Office, please mail it with a copy of your Registration Statement to: Financial Aid, Coastal Carolina Community College, 444 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville, NC 28546. Please call if necessary at (910) 938-6332.

Technical problems? Contact the Help Desk at 910-938-6123.