Federal Grants

Pell Grant

Unlike a loan, a Pell Grant does not have to be repaid unless a student reduces his/her course load, never attends class, quits attending class or withdraws from school prior to the completion of the semester. At North Central Texas College, Pell Grants are available to undergraduate students pursuing most Certificate Programs as well as Associate Degrees offered at the college. You apply at

Other Types of Grants Available

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant FSEOG

To get an FSEOG, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so your college can determine how much financial need you have. Students who will receive Federal Pell Grants and have the most financial need will receive FSEOGs first. The FSEOG does not need to be repaid.

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant SEOG

Available to students who receive the maximum Pell Grant. It is an award of $200 per semester. However, NCTC receives a limited amount of funds - so APPLY EARLY. We award on a first-come, first-serve basis. This grant is not available during the summer.

State Grants All Funds Are Limited

Texas Grant

Student must have need and completed the recommended or distinguished curriculum in high school. Student must have an expected family contribution (EFC) below 4000 and be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours. This is a renewable fund. Students could receive $ 662 each Fall and Spring. This fund can be transferred to a four-year university. Students will need to bring the Financial Aid Office a copy of their final high transcript.

Texas Grant II

Student must have an expected family contribution (EFC) below 2000, enrolled in at least 6 hours, be seeking an associate's degree or certificate, and not eligible for the Texas Grant. This fund is renewable. Students could receive $662 each Fall and Spring.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

TPEG is given to students on a first come, first serve basis. Your expected family contribution (EFC) must be below 5300 in order to qualify. If your Pell award is below $1000 you will recieve $600 in TPEG per semester. If you do not qualify for Pell and your EFC is below 6000, you will receive $1,200 in TPEG per semester if funds are available. The award will prorate based on the number of credit hours you are taking. TPEG will not pay on a student's account if they are enrolled in 5 or less credit hours in the Fall or Spring semester. TPEG pays tuition ONLY.

Use of Funds

Financial Aid funds are used only to pay for your education expenses at the school that is giving you the money. Education expenses include school charges such as tuition, room and board, fees and indirect expenses such as books, supplies, equipment, dependent child care expenses, transportation and rental or purchase of a personal computer.

Apply for the Pell Grant

All students have to apply for a Pell Grant by going to for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once completed you may be required to submit copies of various income documents, if requested. Some of these may include: tax return transcripts from you, your spouse, and/or your parents, documentation regarding other untaxed income, such as Social Security, TANF, Food Stamps, and Child Support Payments. However, in order to be awarded a Pell Grant, there are other requirements, such as forms or documents specific to NCTC.

Other Requirements

In order to be awarded a Pell Grant at NCTC, you need to complete an Admissions Application and have your High School transcript or G.E.D., as well as all other college (or trade school) transcripts, on file at the Registrar's office. Your Admissions Application must also indicate that you are a degree or certificate seeking student.

To receive a Pell Grant

You are not required to be a full-time student (12 hours) to receive your Pell Grant. However, if you are enrolled in less than full-time, your Pell Grant will be prorated to match your enrollment status. Please see below to determine what percentage of your total award you will be eligible for based on your enrollment status.

Part-time (<6 hrs) =25% award
Half-Time (6-8 hrs) = 50% award
Three-Quarter (9-11 hrs) = 75% award
Full-Time (12+hrs) = 100% award

NOTE  Both the Pell Grant and SEOG will prorate based on the number of hours you are taking. If you are enrolled less than full-time, the amounts will prorate.

Summer Pell

Pell for summer will be paid from any unused funds during the school year. Pell-eligible students who were enrolled full-time for both the fall and spring semesters will not be eligible for additional Pell during the summer semester. Actual Pell award amounts will be based on enrollment status.