Lamar Community College administers a number of grant programs available to undergraduate students.

Federal Pell Grant

Lamar Community College administers the Federal Pell Grant Program for qualified undergraduates. The Federal Government establishes the dollar limits on these grants each year.  Students must file a FAFSA to be considered for a Federal Pell Grant.  Award amount is based on:

  • financial need
  • cost of attendance
  • status as a full-time or part-time student
  • amount of the academic year attended.

Colorado Student Grant

2014-15

Lamar Community College

Colorado Student Grant

Packaging Policy

Lamar Community College (LCC) awards Colorado Student Grant (CSG) in financial aid packages according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s (CDHE) Guidelines for Administering State-Funded Assistance Programs. The following guidelines are utilized in addition to CDHE’s guidelines when awarding CSG at LCC:

  • Students must file a FAFSA to be considered for CSG
  • LCC’s financial aid packaging philosophy is to award students aid in the following order up to the total cost of attendance: 1st-grants (Pell then other grants), 2nd-work study, 3rd-student loans, scholarships as awarded
  • All eligible students (under 150% Pell) are awarded the same base CSG amount until the allocation has been exhausted; there is no difference in award amount for grade level
  • The base CSG award amount is $1500 for fall/spring students
  • Base amounts for spring/summer and summer-only students are dependent on remaining CSG allocation at time of packaging
  • CSG is prorated when disbursed according to enrollment level at disbursement (50% of semester amount for ½-time, 75% for ¾-time, 100% for full-time), with the following exceptions: 1) after June 30th of the fiscal year CSG payments are locked according to each student’s enrollment level at that time, and 2) proration is removed as necessary on an individual student basis to assistant in fund management and spending LCC’s CSG allocation.

Colorado Merit Scholarship

2014-15

Lamar Community College

Colorado Merit

Packaging Policy

Lamar Community College (LCC) awards Colorado Merit funds in financial aid packages according to the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s (CDHE) Guidelines for Administering State-Funded Assistance Programs.

CCCS “Colorado Student Merit Aid Awarding Procedure” (SP-24a; eff 6/1/14) basic eligibility criteria:

  • Meet all Title IV eligibility requirements and is not currently in default or overpayment status on any Federal Title IV funds;
  • Be enrolled in the college:
  • Be an undergraduate student;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time, and in a Title IV eligible program;
  • Not be concurrently enrolled in high school.
  • New students musthave a high school diploma, have completed homeschooling at the secondary level, or earned a GED with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher or if a GED recipient, a score of 550 or greater.
  • Returning students must have a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate academic progress according to the published policy regarding Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress;
  • Transfer students must submit academic transcripts (official or unofficial) from their prior institution that documents a grade point average of 2.75 or higher and demonstrate academic progress according to the published policy regarding Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes.
  • GPA is based on college-level coursework. Developmental coursework grades do not count in the calculation of GPA.
  • Developmental coursework may be included in the term enrollment and used to determine the minimum 6 credit hours of enrollment.
  • Other criteria such as community service or exceptional talents (music or art) may be used for consideration, but not the sole consideration.

The following guidelines are utilized in addition to CDHE’s guidelines at LCC when awarding Colorado Merit funds at LCC:

  •  LCC’s financial aid packaging philosophy is to award students aid in the following order up to the total cost of attendance: 1st-grants (Pell then other grants), 2nd-work study, 3rd-student loans, scholarships as awarded
  • Merit funds will be manually awarded on an as-needed basis as eligible students are identified. Merit funding will not be auto-awarded.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grant (FSEOG)

2014-15

Lamar Community College

FSEOG

Packaging Policy

Lamar Community College (LCC) awards Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) in financial aid packages according to Federal Student Aid (FSA) guidelines. The following guidelines are utilized in addition to FSA’s guidelines when awarding FSEOG at LCC:

  • Students must file a FAFSA to be considered for FSEOG
  • LCC’s financial aid packaging philosophy is to award students aid in the following order up to the total cost of attendance: 1st-grants (Pell then other grants), 2nd-work study, 3rd-student loans, scholarships as awarded
  • FSEOG is awarded on an as-needed basis to eligible students with a FAFSA EFC of zero
  • FSEOG award amounts may range from $100 to $4000 per student
  • Award amounts are dependent on remaining FSEOG allocation at time of packaging
  • FSEOG may be prorated when disbursed according to enrollment level at disbursement (50% of semester amount for ½-time, 75% for ¾-time, 100% for full-time).

All grants may be renewed providing the student continues to document need and maintains satisfactory academic progress.