Help Pay for Your Education with Grants
Federal, state or local grant funds generally do not have to be repaid
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are awarded to help undergraduates (students who have not earned a Bachelor or Professional Degree) pay for their education after high school. For many students, these grants provide a “foundation” of financial aid to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources may be added. Grants generally do not have to be repaid. Awards may range up to $5,830 during the 2016-17 academic year. See Federal Pell Grants
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
The FSEOG Grant is a grant to help pay for a student’s education after high school. It is for undergraduates only. A student could get up to $4,000 per academic year, depending on need, the availability of FSEOG funds at CMC, and the amount of other aid awarded. See SEOG Grants
Money made available from the Colorado General Assembly to help you pay for your education. State grants include:
College Responsibility Program (CRP)
Colorado residents enrolled at least half time may get up to $2,700 per academic year from CRP per academic year, depending on need, the availability of CRP funds at CMC, and the amount of other aid awarded.
State Aid Merit Grant (SAM)
The qualifications to be eligible for SAM includes being a resident of the state, in a degree-seeking program, enrolled in 12 or more degree-applicable credits, filed a complete and valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate year and in good standing with Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). In addition, SAM is offered to assist moderate-level income families whose EFC is mid-range. Students may receive up to $1000 per year.
Short Career and Technical Education Certificate (CTE)
CTE funds are a limited and restricted pool of funds for students in short, technical programs that are not otherwise eligible for federal or state aid or concurrently in an aid-eligible program. Awarding requirements require a complete and valid FAFSA for the appropriate aid year, enrolled in at least 12 degree-applicable credits and making Satisfactory Academic Progress. Students may receive up to $1000.
CMC Funded Grant
Funded by CMC for in-district high school students. In the early 1960s, Dick Martin joined with others of his community to establish the Colorado Mountain College District. Once the college was established, Dick was elected to the Board of Trustees where he served for 14 productive years. When Dick retired from the board in 1984, his fellow board members established the Richard C. Martin Grant to help local young people pursue their education.
Eligibility. Student must have a high school diploma or equivalent G.E.D., have attended high school in the Colorado Mountain College District, meet in-district residency requirements and complete associate degree requirements at Colorado Mountain College within five years following initial enrollment at the college. Courses completed while the student is still enrolled in high school are not eligible for this grant. The student must complete a two-year degree program at Colorado Mountain College before he or she is eligible to receive the Richard C. Martin Grant to assist in completing the remaining two years of a baccalaureate degree at CMC or another four-year degree granting institution.
Award Amount. The grant amount is determined annually by the Board of Trustees. Typically, this amount approximates the cumulative tuition the student paid to CMC for credits required and earned as part of their chosen two-year degree at Colorado Mountain College.
Application Process. The application for the Richard C. Martin Grant is available from any campus or center at the time of admission to Colorado Mountain College. The application may be completed at any time during the first semester in which you are enrolled and within two years of your high school graduation. Contact the Colorado Mountain College Financial Aid office for more information.
Award amounts are subject to change; stay in touch with the financial aid office.