Grants 

The grants listed below are based on need. These grants are available only to undergraduate students who have not received a previous bachelor’s degree.

Pell Grants

Pell Grants help undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or higher degree pay for their higher education. The U.S. Department of Education determines who is eligible by using a formula established by Congress and the information provided by the applicant on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This will produce an expected family contribution (EFC) number. The amount the applicant receives depends on the EFC, cost of attendance, enrollment status (full-time or part-time), and length of enrollment. Only full-time students may receive the full Pell Grant amount. The grant is prorated for three-quarter, half-time or less-than-half-time enrollment.

Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP)

ASAP (Alabama Student Assistance Program) is a need-based grant. ASAP is awarded to in-state students pursuing their first undergraduate degrees. Eligibility: based on exceptional need, availability of funds, and Federal Pell eligibility. Funds are VERY limited. Students are strongly encouraged to meet the June 1 FAFSA priority date.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) help undergraduates who hold no bachelor’s or higher degree and have exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students with the lowest EFC, determined by information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), who also receive Federal Pell Grants. There is no guarantee that every eligible student will receive an FSEOG, so it is important to apply early to have a better chance of receiving a grant. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time. FSEOG awards are based on the availability of funds at Lawson State Community College.

Federal Work-Study Program (FCWS)

Federal Work-Study program is designed to encourage students to contribute to their educational expenses while decreasing their debt burden. If you wish to have your eligibility reviewed for this award, please contact the Student Financial Aid Office. Priority is given to students with the lowest EFC, determined by information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), who also receive Federal Pell Grants. There is no guarantee that every eligible student will receive or renew a work-study award, so it is important to apply early to have a better chance of receiving a job. Work-Study awards are based on the availability of funds at Lawson State Community College.