Federal Programs

Pell Grant

Pell Grants do not have to be repaid and are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree.

  • Pell Grants are based on financial need. 
  • A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed with the Department of Education to determine eligibility. 
  • Eligibility may vary year to year depending on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Department of Education based on your application results. Results are referred to as the Student Aid Report (SAR).  
  • The maximum PELL Grant a student may receive for the 2015-2016 academic year is $5,775. This amount is based on a ‘0’ EFC and full time enrollment (12 credit hours per term). Students with a ‘0’ EFC who are enrolled in 6 credit hours or more for a term may also be eligible for a $150 per term SEOG grant. SCC receives limited funds for SEOG grants and awards this grant to students in the order their file was complete. Therefore, we recommend that you complete your FAFSA early to be considered for the SEOG grant.
  • See the Pell Budgets 2014-2015to determine the amount you are eligible to receive. PELL Budget amounts for less than full-time enrollment or for EFC’s above ‘0’ will also be listed here.

Students wishing to get a jump start on their future financial aid possibilities have a new resource in the U.S. Department of Education's FAFSA4caster. The newly launched website provides students and families with an early indication of eligibility for federal student aid by calculating Expected Family Contribution (EFC). It also aims to foster a better understanding of the steps involved in working through the federal financial aid process.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

FSEOG Grants, like Pell Grants, do not have to be repaid and are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need as determined by their Student Aid Report (SAR). There is no guarantee that every eligible student will receive an FSEOG. This is based on the availability of funds at each school. Amounts received can vary between $200 to $4,000 per year, depending upon funds allocated to the college and the number of students among which the funds are divided. At SCC the annual maximum FSEOG is $300, $150 awarded in the fall semester and $150 awarded in the spring semester. Funds may be less based on a student financial need and cost of attendance.

State Funded Programs

The following is a list of programs that are funded through Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE). Detailed information regarding these programs may be found accessing each program's web page.


All sources of funding are considered when determining your maximum amount of eligibility for financial aid. This is including but not limited to PELL, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Scholarships, A+ Funds, Vocational Rehabilitation and any other program participation. Students receiving federal financial aid (i.e., Pell Grants, student loans, SEOG and college work study) must meet satisfactory academic progress standards. Failure to meet these standards may cause students to lose their financial aid until satisfactory academic progress can be reestablished. Refer to pages 25-27 in the St. Charles Community College catalog for details, or contact the Enrollment Services Department, Administration Building, Room 1113, 636-922-8270.


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