FR. Student Financial Aid

Student Financial Aid is intended to assist capable students in attaining their educational goals by facilitating access to various financial aid programs. Although the primary responsibility for financing rests with the student and their family, it is recognized that many students will require additional assistance in order to finance their education. Assistance is based on documented financial needs.

TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID

A grant is an outright gift of money and does not have to be repaid unless a student withdraws from school prior to the completion of the semester in which the grant is awarded. Any repayment due would be calculated in accordance with appropriated regulations governing the particular grant program. Specific grant programs include but are not limited to, Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Texas Public Education Grant, and Texas Grant. Specific information concerning grants may be obtained through the Financial Aid office and appropriate publications.

TUITION AND FEE EXEMPTIONS

Tuition and fee exemptions pay for specific tuition and/or fees as outlined in the individual exemption guidelines. Exemptions include, but are not limited to, Early High School Tuition Exemption, Certified Education Aide Exemption, Foster Care Exemption, and TANF Exemption. Specific information concerning Tuition and Fee Exemptions may be obtained through the Financial Aid office and appropriate publications.

LOANS

Various loan programs are available to assist students with educational costs. Loan programs include, but are not limited to, Federal Subsidized Stafford and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans. Specific information concerning loans may be obtained through the Financial Aid office and appropriate college publications.

EMPLOYMENT

The Federal College Work Study program and the Texas College Work Study Program provide job opportunities for eligible students who must or prefer to work while in school in order to meet their educational expenses without incurring a heavy burden of indebtedness. For those students who do not qualify for the federal programs, the Financial Aid Office and the Counseling Center maintain a part-time employment service. Specific information concerning work-study and part-time employment programs may be obtained through the Financial Aid office and appropriate college publications.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, APPLICATION PROCESSES, AND AWARD PROCESSES

Eligibility Requirements, Application Processes, and Award Processes are available in the Financial Aid Office and in appropriate publications.

VETERANS AFFAIRS

South Plains College is approved as a college where veterans may obtain an education through the Veterans Administration program. The Veterans Administration pays eligible veterans an educational allowance while they are attending college. Specific program information is available in the Student Affairs office on the Levelland Campus, the Financial Aid Office at the Reese Center and appropriate publications.

SCHOLARSHIPS

South Plains College awards various scholarships to attract and retain outstanding students. The Scholarship Office, located in the Administration Building on the Levelland Campus, administers the scholarship program. Scholarships are generally awarded on the basis of academic achievement, character, and leadership qualities. Specific information on available scholarships, application procedures, and selection processes can be found in the Scholarship Office and in appropriate publications.

 


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