Federal Aid Programs


APPLY ON-LINE AT www.fafsa.ed.gov   
(MDCC school code - 002416)

Students applying for multiple types of financial aid should be aware that total financial aid award packages which include Title IV aid and/or state funded aid and/or institutional aid may not exceed the cost of education or the financial need of the individual student as determined by the needs analysis document (FAFSA).

The Federal Pell Grant is available to the student pursuing a first under-graduate degree or certificate who demonstrates exceptional financial need. A student who has earned a baccalaureate degree or first professional degree is not considered to be an undergraduate and cannot receive a Pell grant. You are eligible to receive a Pell Grant for up to 12 semesters or the equivalent. If you have exceeded the 12-semester maximum, you will lose eligibility for additional Pell Grants beginning July 1, 2012. Equivalency is calculated by adding together the percentage of your Pell eligibility that you received each year to determine whether the total amount exceeds 600%. The Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by the financial aid administrator to determine eligibility for this grant. Minimum awards and maximum awards are established by the federal government. (Example: $574-$5645 per year for 2013-2014). The Federal Pell Grant is an entitlement program and once final eligibility is established the award is the base for all other financial aid. The eligible student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for continuation. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. MDCC school code is 002416. Help is available for students online or by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to a limited number of undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need. The SAR from the FAFSA is used by the financial aid administrator to determine eligibility for this grant; typically $200 – $1,000 per year. Priority consideration is given to the full-time student with demonstrated need. The eligible student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress for continuation. An additional FSEOG application must be completed by August 1 to receive priority consideration. The FSEOG application is available on the web at www.msdelta.edu under Financial Aid/Applications and Forms.

The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time, on-campus employment to eligible students. The SAR from the FAFSA is used by the financial aid administrator to determine eligibility for this work-study program. Depending on need, an eligible student may earn from $750-$1800 per year by working up to ten hours per week on campus. The eligible student must maintain full-time enrollment and Satisfactory Academic Progress for continuation.

Mississippi Delta Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761, 662-246-6558.