Grants

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 $5,775 for the 2015-16 award year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016).

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

Federal Law Limits: Effective July 1, 2012, Pell Grant can be received for no more than 12 semesters. For more information http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell. 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 began using 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: 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. Awarding Requirements: Has a high school diploma or the recognized equivalent, Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen, Florida Resident for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes, Currently enrolled for the minimum of 6 credit hours, Register for Selective Services if a male, Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, and Not in repayment or default on any Title IV or State student financial aid program. Has an eligible EFC as annual determined by the State DOE (Maximum EFC of 5,273 for 13/14 and 14/15). For the campus based federal, state grant, and institutional need-based scholarship programs, priority is given to students whose financial aid files are complete by the annually established priority date.

Florida Student Assistance Grant – Continuing Education: 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. Awarding Requirements: Has a high school diploma or the recognized equivalent, Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen, Florida Resident for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes, Currently enrolled for the minimum of 6 credit hours, Register for Selective Services if a male, Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, and Not in repayment or default on any Title IV or State student financial aid program. Has an eligible EFC as annual determined by the State DOE (Maximum EFC of 5,273 for 13/14 and 14/15). Must be enrolled in a PSAV or Certificate Program. For the campus based federal, state grant, and institutional need-based scholarship programs, priority is given to students whose financial aid files are complete by the annually established priority date.

First Generation Matching Grant: This grant is awarded to students whose parents have never attended college. Current award is $500 per semester. Awarding Requirements: Has a high school diploma or the recognized equivalent, Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen, Florida Resident for a minimum of 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes, Currently enrolled for the minimum of 6 credit hours, Register for Selective Services if a male, Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress, and Not in repayment or default on any Title IV or State student financial aid program. For the campus based federal, state grant, and institutional need-based scholarship programs, priority is given to students whose financial aid files are complete by the annually established priority date.