Grants are considered "gift aid" and do not have to be repaid as long as all grant requirements are met.

Federal GrantsState Grants
(For eligible Florida Residents)

Federal Pell Grant
This grant provides assistance to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need according to economic criteria and program requirements. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,730 for the 2014-15 award year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015).

Eligible students must complete the FAFSA - English or FAFSA - Español application. Be sure to enter HCC Federal code: 007870. 

New Federal Law Limits: Effective July 1, 2012, Pell Grant can be received for no more than 12 semesters. For more information Log on to the National Student Loans Data System (NSLDS) to view Pell usage.

Pell Grant Census Date: Starting the Fall 2014 term, Hillsborough Community College will use a Census date to determine Pell Grant eligibility. The Census date refers to the point at which your enrolled credit hours are locked for Pell Grant purposesClick here for current Census Dates.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This grant is based upon exceptional financial need. Award amounts vary from $200 to $600 per year. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
This grant is awarded to students who demonstrate substantial financial need.

FSAG awards between $200 and $1,600 annually. Students must be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester.

First Generation Matching Grant
This grant is awarded to students whose parents have never attended college. Current award is $500 per semester.