Helena College School Code 007570

Federal Grants

Each year, Helena College helps students receive millions of dollars from the federal government. The following grants use the FAFSA to determine need. They are reserved for students with the highest financial need. This is separate from scholarships, which can be merit-based. They do not have to be paid back as long as you stay in school and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Pell Grant

For eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Amounts vary depending on eligibility. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the Pell Grant amounts are estimated to range from $100 to $5,815 if eligible. For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Pell Grant amounts are estimated to range from $100 to $5,920, if eligible.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Priority goes to Pell Grant recipients who demonstrate exceptional financial need as defined by the FAFSA, and have a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as defined by the FAFSA. The number of recipients depends on availability of funds. These funds are also awarded based upon the submission date of the student's FAFSA for both fall and spring terms, closest to the priority date (December 1st) are more likely to receive this grant.

For more information on federal grants and scholarship of which you may be eligible to receive, visit StudentAid.ed.gov