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$5,500 as a dependent student or up to $9,500 as an
* Students that are in the second year of their program
are eligible to borrow up to $6,500 as a dependent
student or up to $10,500 as an independent student.
The Office of Financial Aid and Registration, located in
Hartzell Hall, also provides assistance in completing
Thaddeus Stevens Grant Policy
The Stevens Grant assists those students that are financially
disadvantaged. To be eligible, students must complete
the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by
July 1st for the fall semester and November 1st for the
spring semester. All requested and required paperwork
such as; verification paperwork, signatures on the FAFSA,
discrepancy documentation, etc. must be completed by
October 1st for the fall semester and February 1st for the
spring semester. Our priority deadline is April 1st of each
year. Those that qualify for the Federal Pell Grant will be
awarded the Stevens Grant. Students may receive the
Stevens Grant for a maximum of 4 semesters. Students that
are admitted to the college in the pre-major program may
receive the Stevens Grant for a maximum of 6 semesters.
Students that are degree seeking, taking 12 or more credits
and working towards degree requirements are eligible for
the Stevens Grant. Students that are taking the full load
of their program courses in any given semester according
to their model schedule which results in being enrolled in
less than 12 credits and have met all general education
graduation requirements will be eligible for the Stevens
Grant but only a prorated amount. This is subject to review
each semester based on changes to program curriculum.
Please see the Financial Aid Office for questions regarding
your eligibility. Students who qualify for the Pell Grant will
still receive the Stevens Grant but will also have a loan in the
amount of the students Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
If a student's EFC is zero they will not need a loan to cover
their costs. Students are also required to provide PHEAA
(the State Grant Agency) with any necessary paperwork
that is requested to determine their State Grant eligibility.
Students that fail to follow up with PHEAA will have their
Stevens Grant reduced by the maximum amount their State
Grant could be. For Resident students the grant will cover
the remaining costs of Tuition, Room and a 7-day meal
plan that is not covered by Pell, PHEAA, VA Assistance, any
outside scholarships and the loan that is equal to their EFC.
For Commuting students the grant will cover the remaining
costs of Tuition and a 5-day meal plan that is not covered by
Pell, PHEAA, VA Assistance, any outside scholarships and
the loan that is equal to their EFC.
All Financial Aid that the student receives eg. Federal Pell
Grant, PHEAA State Grant, EFC replacement Loans or any
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outside scholarship/grants will be applied to the student's
account first. The Stevens Grant will then cover any
Students will also have all of their textbooks that are needed
lent to them by the instructor of the course on the first
day of classes. The books must be turned back in upon
the semester ending or the student will be responsible for
the replacement fee of the book. Students will also be lent
their tools by their instructor on the first day of classes. If a
student withdraws or is dismissed prior to graduating, the
student will be required to return their tools or be charged a
replacement fee. Students that graduate from their program,
will allowed to keep their tools. Any student who receives
the Stevens Grant must complete 10 hours of community
service each semester they are receiving the grant. If a
student fails to achieve a 2.00 GPA during a semester they
receive the Stevens Grant they will lose the grant for one
semester and may have it reinstated once they have lost it
for one semester.
Any student that does not abide by the College's Code of
Conduct is liable to lose the Stevens Grant for one semester.
If a student withdraws or is dismissed during the first 5
weeks of the semester their Stevens Grant will be prorated
based upon the business office policy and refunds.
Students must complete a minimum of 12 credits each
semester they have the Stevens Grant. They are not
required to pass 12 credits, but must attend a minimum
of 12 credits for the entire semester. If a student has 12
credits, withdraws from 3 credits, they would not meet the
requirement of completing 12 credits.
If a student leaves during the first two weeks they only are
charged 30% of their costs. Therefore, a student would only
receive up to 30% of the Stevens Grant. If receiving 30%
of the Stevens Grant would result in a refund the Stevens
Grant would be reduced to zero the student out. If a student
leaves during the third week they are only charged 40% of
their costs. Therefore, a student would only receive up to
40% of the Stevens Grant. If receiving 40% of the Stevens
Grant would result in a refund the Stevens Grant would be
reduced to zero the student out. The fourth week is 50%
After the fourth week students are charged the full amount
and receive the full amount of the Stevens Grant unless the
Grant would create a refund.
Loss of Stevens Grant
Below are infractions of the College Code of Conduct which
will result in loss of the Stevens Grant for at minimum
one semester. Items with an asterisk (*) can be heard by
the restorative justice board and students may have their
Stevens Grant reinstated.