Financial Aid Programs & Scholarships

Federal Pell Grant (PELL)

PELL is designed to help needy undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelor’s degree pay for their educational costs. For many students, it provides a foundation of financial aid to which other forms of federal and non-federal aid may be added. PELL is a grant entitlement program and does not require repayment as long as the student completes his or her courses in the period in which it was awarded. Eligibility for PELL is determined by the U. S. Department of Education. Funding for the academic year is based on the student’s educational cost (COA), expected family contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. Students must apply for a Federal Pell Grant each academic year.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG is awarded to undergraduate students who meet Pell eligibility requirements and have exceptional financial need. Priority for FSEOG awards is given to eligible students who have the lowest expected family contributions as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The U. S. Department of Education determines the amount of FSEOG funds the college receives, and the Financial Aid Office, in turn, is responsible for allocating awards to KBOCC students.


Federal Work-Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) provides part-time employment to students attending institutions of higher education who need the earnings to help meet their costs of postsecondary education. The U.S. Department of Education awards FWS funds to the college to be allocated among eligible KBOCC recipients.


KBOCC Scholarship

KBOCC Scholarships provide tuition funding for students who are ineligible for other programs. Eligible students must be enrolled KBIC members attending KBOCC and must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Student award amounts are determined by the College. Students must re-apply each semester.


KBIC Elder Scholarships

Students age 62 or older who are KBIC members and are not eligible for other sources of financial aid will be eligible for a tuition scholarship through KBOCC for one course per semester. The scholarship covers tuition only; it does not provide for books or other fees. To be eligible for this scholarship, students should submit a KBOCC KBIC Elder Financial Aid Application and provide proof of age.


Bureau of Indian Affairs Grant Program (BIA)

Native American students who are enrolled members may receive aid from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. To be considered for this grant students must contact their Tribal Education Office for a BIA Scholarship Application and to learn about other specific eligibility requirements.


Additional Scholarships

The Financial Aid Office distributes any other scholarships designated specifically for KBOCC students as they are made available.