This is the largest federal aid program. It’s a direct grant funded and administered by the federal government. This grant is an entitlement and does not have to be paid back.
Part-time and full-time dependent or independent undergraduate students are eligible. However, the grant is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. If you plan to enroll in a program which does not require a high school diploma or GED, you must take the College Placement Exam and meet minimum score requirements to show ability to benefit from your education. Call the Office of Student Services to schedule an appointment. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant program is determined by a formula passed into law by Congress and depends on a number called the “EFC.” If this number is low enough, you’re eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. The lower the number, the larger your award will be.
The grant amounts vary from year to year, depending on your EFC calculation, cost of education, and enrollment status.
A need analysis form is required each year for which you apply for a Federal Pell Grant. Bevill State uses the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” as the official college need analysis form. Apply electronically at: www.fafsa.ed.gov Bevill State Institution Code: 005733
While Pell Grant eligibility may be established any time during the academic year, you are encouraged to submit a valid Student Aid Report and all required documentation 14 days prior to the start of the term in which you plan to enroll.
If eligibility is established prior to registration, you may use your Pell Grant to pay tuition, fees, books, or dormitory expenses.
The amount of money you receive through the Federal Pell Grant and other financial assistance programs is determined by your enrollment status or number of credit hours or contact hours for which you register each term. Please remember that only classes that are required for your program of study will count toward your enrollment status. Credit hours are used to measure the enrollment status of a student who is enrolled in a program of study which is at least two years in length and offers an associate degree, or each course within the program is acceptable for full credit toward an associate degree. Contact hours are used to measure those programs which do not meet these requirements.
This program is funded by the federal government and is administered by the College. This grant does not have to be paid back.
Part-time and full-time undergraduate students are eligible. However, the grant is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Federal Pell Grant recipients with the most financial need will be considered on a “first come, first serve” basis. All Federal Pell Grant recipients who have completed files at the time of awarding and have an automatic EFC of 0 will be given priority. As additional funds become available during the academic year, additional awards will be made in the same manner as the initial process.
Awards are made in the amount of no more than $300 and no less than $50 per fall and spring term. Funds are awarded to students until the College’s federal authorization is exhausted.
There is no special application for this grant. All Federal Pell Grant recipients are considered for this grant with priority given to those with the lowest Expected Family Contributions.
Priority deadline for Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants is May 1 for the upcoming academic year. However, only those students with completed financial aid files who have a valid Student Aid Report will be considered.
All tuition and fees required of any student at Bevill State are due at the time of registration. A student is not officially registered until tuition and fees are paid or assumed by financial assistance.
To request a refund, a Change/Withdrawal-Refund Request Form must be submitted to the Business Office. Refunds are issued by the Business Office on designated dates each term.
Partial Withdrawal During the Schedule Change Period A student who officially drops a course during the Schedule Change Period will be refunded the difference in tuition paid and the tuition rate applicable to the reduced number of hours, plus all refundable fees. After the Schedule Change Period, no refunds are issued for partial withdrawal.
Withdrawal from the College - Full Term*
A student who officially withdraws before the first day of class from all courses will be refunded the total tuition, plus refundable fees. A student who officially withdraws from the College (all courses) during the first seven calendar days of class (inclusive of Saturday and Sunday) will receive 75 percent of refundable tuition, plus refundable fees.* Students who officially withdraw from the College after the first seven calendar days after the beginning of the term and on or before the fourteenth calendar day after the beginning of the term will receive 50 percent of refundable tuition, plus all refundable fees. Students who officially withdraw from the College after the fourteenth calendar day after the beginning of the term and on or before the twenty-first calendar day after the beginning of the term will receive 25 percent of refundable tuition, plus all refundable fees.*
NOTE: Refunds for Truck Driver Training tuition and housing payments are calculated at the same rate as noted above. Refund policy for financial assistance recipients is outlined in the Financial Assistance section of this catalog.
Withdrawal from the College Mini Term*
The refund policy for mini terms is a compressed version of the regular refund policy.
NOTE: A student who adds classes will be charged additional tuition and fees at the applicable rate.
When a check for tuition and fees is returned, the Business Office will immediately notify the student. The student will be advised that if payment for tuition and fees is not made within five (5) days from the date of the notification, the student will be removed from all class rosters. There is a $30 fee for each returned check.
If the student fails to respond within five (5) days, the Business Office notifies the Office of Student Services to remove the student from all class rosters. The instructor of each course will be notified by the Office of Student Services of the College’s action to remove the student from his/her class roster. The student will not be allowed to re-enroll until all outstanding debts to the College are satisfied and will be placed on a cash-only basis. The instructor may not add a student to his/her class roster until he or she is notified to do so.
A student who has a delinquent account at the College for any fee or fine may not complete registration until his/her account has been satisfied. The Bevill State Community College may withhold transcripts and diplomas until all indebtedness is paid.
*A portion of the tuition is earmarked by the State Board of Education for retirement of debt and cannot be refunded. This non-refundable tuition is $37 for students taking 9 or more hours, $30 for students taking 6-8 hours, and $22 for students taking fewer than 6 hours.