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FEDERAL AID

  • Federal Pell Grant:
    • This grant is awarded primarily on financial need.
    • Pell Grant amounts vary from student to student and is awarded once every academic school year.
    • Payment amounts are calculated on number of units enrolled in and attending are paid in the form of a check, generally twice a semester.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG ):
    • This grant is awarded primarily on financial need.
    • FSEOG amounts vary from student to student and is awarded once every academic school year.
    • Payment amounts are calculated on number of units enrolled in and attending are paid in the form of a check, generally twice a semester.

  • Federal Work Study:
    • This is awarded to students who indicate they are interested in student employment on FAFSA.
    • It is offered on a first-come/first-serve basis until all funds are exhausted.
    • Requires at least 6 units of enrollment and is paid in the form of a check every 10th of the month.

  • Federal Direct Student Loans:
    • A student loan is borrowed money, which must be repaid.
    • Direct Loans are funded by the U.S. Department of Education; you repay a Direct Loan to the U.S. Department of Education.
    • You must be enrolled in at least 6 units of non-remedial / non-ESL coursework.
    • Students who are on Financial Aid Disqualification are not eligible for a student loan.
    • You must submit a FAFSA, complete online entrance counseling, and sign a Master Promissory Note.

STATE AID
   
  • Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program
    • This is not a cash award, but if eligible, your enrollment will be waived for the academic year.
    • You must be a California Resident as determined by Admissions and Records.
    • The fee waiver covers enrollment fees (including any fee increases) and
    • This grant does not require a separate application if you complete your FAFSA early. However, there is a separate application available in the Financial Aid Office if you submit your FAFSA late. Check with your Financial Aid Office for more information.
     
  • Cal Grants
    Eligibility is first determined by the California Student Aid Commission and then the school you plan to attend. At Fresno City College, you must have at least 6 units of enrollment to receive your Cal Grant and is paid in the form of a check once a semester.

    • Student must meet
      • All federal eligibility criteria
      • Income and asset limits
      • GPA requirement
                   
  • Cal Grant A
    • If you are awarded Cal Grant A it will remain on reserve until you transfer to a 4-year college.
    • Assists with tuition and fees for students at public and independent colleges
    • Based on merit (3.0 GPA) and income
    • Amount my very from year to year, so check with the Financial Aid Office of the school you intend to transfer to for the current award amount and eligibility guide lines.

  • Cal Grant B
    • Assists of an access costs grant and in some cases a tuition/fee award
    • Merit (2.0 GPA)
    • Award amount my very from year to year, so check with the local Financial Aid Office for the current award amount and eligibility guide lines.

  • Cal Grant C
    • Assist students in occupational or vocational programs
    • Tuition and training costs
    • Award amount my very from year to year, so check with the local Financial Aid Office for the current award amount and eligibility guide lines.

  • EOPS

  • Scholarships
    • The new Scholarship Listing which includes all the FCC scholarships and their criteria is available each January on our website under Scholarship Opportunities.
    • Scholarship Applications must be submitted online at https://fcc.scholarships.nelnet.net/ by March 2nd of each year, to be considered for scholarships the following academic year. 
    • You must have a Social Security Number or a Fresno City College ID number to apply.
    • Most scholarships require an enrollment of 12 units or more unless stated otherwise. Registered Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and Radiological Technology scholarships require at least 9 units.
    • The application will require you to type a one page, single-spaced personal statement or essay.  You will also need two recommendations provided by people in professional positions, such as, teachers, counselors, employers, doctors, social workers, etc.  Please ask for their personal or business email addresses and advise them when to expect the email. 


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