Bucks Financial Aid Programs

The College participates in all major federal and state financial aid programs. Descriptions of the various programs, including eligibility requirements, application procedures, and possible award amounts are summarized below. Award amounts and eligibility requirements are subject to change by state and federal legislation.

Contact the Financial Aid Office at Bucks to secure application forms. If possible, pick up the forms in person. For those unable to come to campus, the forms can be mailed. However, mailing will delay the application process at least two weeks. The FAFSA can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov.

Federal Pell Grant

Source

Federal Government Program

Who is Eligible to Apply

Applicants must be:

  1. U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Enrolled or planning to enroll for at least six (6) credits, half-time status.
  3. Federal Pell Grant eligibility is extended to less than half-time students.
  4. Enrolled in a major on a degree- seeking basis.
  5. Not in default status on a previously secured student loan.
  6. Making "satisfactory academic progress."
  7. A recipient of a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).

Award Amounts

Yearly amounts range from $602 to $5,550 at Bucks. (Dependent upon eligibility and enrollment status.)

How Eligibility is Determined

Eligibility is based on the federal methodology needs analysis, student's enrollment status, and cost of attendance.

How to Apply

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Renewal students should receive a renewal FAFSA automatically. The FAFSA can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov.

Federal Work-Study Program

Source

Federal Government - 75%
Bucks - 25%

Who is Eligible to Apply

Applicants must be:

  1. U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Enrolled or planning to enroll for at least six (6) credits, half-time status.
  3. Federal Pell Grant eligibility is extended to less than half-time students.
  4. enrolled in a major on a degree- seeking basis.
  5. Not in default status on a previously secured student loan.
  6. Making "satisfactory academic progress."
  7. A recipient of a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).

Award Amounts

Amounts are determined by hourly rate of pay and number of hours per week. Awards generally range from $1,000 to $4,500 per year.

How Eligibility is Determined

Based on program guidelines and available funds.

Preference given to students applying before May 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for new students entering in the spring semester.

How to Apply

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Renewal students should receive a renewal FAFSA automatically. The FAFSA can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG)

Source

Federal Government - 75%
Bucks - 25%

Who is Eligible to Apply

Applicants must be:

  1. U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Enrolled or planning to enroll for at least six (6) credits, half-time status.
  3. Federal Pell Grant eligibility is extended to less than half-time students.
  4. Enrolled in a major on a degree- seeking basis.
  5. Not in default status on a previously secured student loan.
  6. Making "satisfactory academic progress."
  7. A recipient of a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).

Award Amounts

Yearly awards range from $100 to $1,000 per year at Bucks.

How Eligibility is Determined

Based on program guidelines and available funds.

Preference given to students applying before May 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for new students entering in the spring semester.

How to Apply

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Renewal students should receive a renewal FAFSA automatically. The FAFSA can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov.

Federal Perkins Loan Program

Source

Federal Government - 75%
Bucks - 25%

Who is Eligible to Apply

Applicants must be:

  1. U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  2. Enrolled or planning to enroll for at least six (6) credits, half-time status.
  3. Federal Pell Grant eligibility is extended to less than half-time students.
  4. Enrolled in a major on a degree- seeking basis.
  5. Not in default status on a previously secured student loan.
  6. Making "satisfactory academic progress."
  7. A recipient of a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).

Award Amounts

Amounts range from $250 to $2,000 per year at Bucks.

How Eligibility is Determined

Based on program guidelines and available funds.

Preference given to students applying before May 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for new students entering in the spring semester.

How to Apply

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Renewal students should receive a renewal FAFSA automatically. The FAFSA can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.gov.

Dean's Academic Scholarships

Source

Bucks

Who is Eligible to Apply

Students with high academic achievement are nominated by the Bucks Faculty and Administration.

Award Amounts

Scholarship received for the fall semester of the Academic Year. Maximum award: full-time tuition and fees.

How Eligibility is Determined

Final selection is determined by the Dean of Academic Affairs. Restricted to legal residents of Bucks County.

How to Apply

Contact the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs for additional information.

Trustee's Grant

Source

 Bucks

Who is Eligible to Apply

 Full-time students who are Bucks County residents and demonstrate exceptional financial need.

Award Amounts

 $100 per year

How Eligibility is Determined

 Final eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office.

How to Apply

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/Renewal FAFSA.

Happ-Grover Fund of the Bucks County Foundation

Source

 Happ-Grover Fund of the Bucks County Foundation

Who is Eligible to Apply

 Students enrolled on at least a half-time basis who are from the Central Bucks County School District.

Award Amounts

 Yearly awards range from $200 to $1,000.

How Eligibility is Determined

Eligibility is based on federal methodology needs analysis, student’s enrollment status, GPA, and residence in the Central Bucks County School District. Final eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office.