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If you are withdrawn or dropped from all classes prior to the 35% point of the term (16-week, 12 week, 8-week 5-week or 4 week), you may have to return the unearned portion of your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.

Changes in Enrollment Status

The Financial Aid Office will re-evaluate enrollment status and re-calculate federal student aid for students that drop, add, never attend or withdraw from classes.  The Financial Aid may be re-calculated based on current enrollment status for changes that occur after the Financial Aid census dates of each class.  See examples below.

EX:  Student registers for 9 hours for classes starting on 1/5/2016 and attends all classes through the census date for those specific classes.  Financial Aid disburses him/her aid of $2082 on 2/19/2016.

Student decides that two of his classes do not fit in his schedule and withdrawals from those classes on 2/25/2016.  His/her enrollment is reduced to 3 credit hours.  Because Student made it to the census date, he/she does not owe Financial Aid to the college.

Student then decides to add a 3 credit hour class that starts on 3/5/2016.  The census date for this course is 3/15/2016.  Financial Aid must re-evaluate his/her enrollment based on what he/she is attending on 3/15/2016.  His/her enrollment status is now 6 hours (half-time).  Student now owes $694 to the college.

Distribution of Your Pell Grant

Begin Charging Books and Supplies:

16 week classes: Monday, August 10 – Friday, September 11.
12 week classes: Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, October 2.
8 week classes: Thursday, October 8 – Friday, November 6.

Cost of Living Refund

If you have a balance in your Pell Grant account after all charges have been subtracted, you’ll receive a refund from Bank Mobile based on your elected refund preference. An ACH refund may take approximately 2-3 business days and a paper check may take 5-7 business days.

16 week classes: 12 week classes: 8 week classes:
September 18, 2020 October 16, 2020 November 20, 2020

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.

12-Week, 8-Week, 5-Week and 4-Week Terms

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

Your Pell Grant funds will be Adjusted if You:

  • Registered for less than 12 credit hours.
  • Drop/Withdraw from a course before the financial aid census date, or the instructor reports you as a “never attend” for the course.
  • Registered for a class that is not in your program of study.
  • Registered for a late start class (12-week, 10-week, 8-week, 5-week, or 4-week).
  • Registered for a technical or vocational (certificate or diploma) program that requires a clock-hour conversion calculation of funds.
  • Exceed the 30-credit hour limit of developmental courses.
  • Registered to audit a course or for a credit by examination course.
  • Close to your Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).

Verify Attendance

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

Traditional Classes

To verify attendance for traditional classes, please have your instructors initial their class listed on the copy of your Registration Statement (schedule). Please submit the schedule to the Admissions Office Receptionist (located in the Student Center Building) and sign the logbook. Submit your Attendance Verification print outs to the Financial Aid Office beginning on the dates below.

On-line Classes

To verify attendance for your online classes, please login to Blackboard and follow the instructions below. Submit your Attendance Verification print outs to the Financial Aid Office beginning the dates below.

16-week classes: 12-week classes: 8-week classes:
August 24, 2020 September 22, 2020 October 22, 2020

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

  1. Login to MyCCCC 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.