Federal Financial Aid Programs

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant provides grants up to $7,395 per year to all eligible applicants.* Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1, 2022. The application should list Craven Community College (school code 008086) as one of the colleges. The Financial Aid Office will receive the FAFSA information electronically in order to determine eligibility for all Federal Aid. Although the federal government allows the FAFSA to be filed by June 30, 2024, the receipt of a valid result must be on file with the Craven Community College Financial Aid Office by the student’s last day of class.

For students required to take developmental courses, federal aid funds will pay for only 30 attempted credits of developmental study. Students holding baccalaureate degrees are ineligible for the Federal Pell Grant, but must file the FAFSA to receive other aid consideration.

*Subject to change.

Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

High-need students may be eligible to receive FSEOG grants of $1,200 per year. Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree are not eligible. FAFSA is required and funding is limited.

Federal Work Study (FWS)

Eligible students may work part time while in college to help defray their educational cost. Salary starts at $12.00 per hour (subject to change) for up to 29 hours of work per week. FAFSA is required and funding is limited.