Grants are a form of financial aid, based on need, which you do not have to repay. There are three (3) grants available through the Dawson Community College Financial Aid Office, all of which can be applied for by completing the FAFSA form.

All grants offered through the Financial Aid Office are for individuals attempting to earn their first undergraduate degree or certificate.

Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. The amount of the award varies with the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and is prorated for those attending less than full-time.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and receive a Pell Grant have top priority for these funds.

Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Students who are not eligible for a Pell Grant but whose parent or guardian was a member of the US Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Student must be under 24 years of age OR enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death.