Financial Aid

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Email: finaid@bmcc.cuny.edu
Office Phone: 212 220-1430
Office Fax: 212-220-2368

Summer Office Hours

Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 6 pm
Fri: Closed
Summer hours in effect through August 8, 2014.

School Codes

FAFSA Code: 002691
TAP Code: 1404

Pell Grant Payment Information

Using the 2014-2015 Pell Grant Award Chart
Calculate the amount of your Federal Pell Grant award amounts for the Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 semesters by using the award schedule below and other information from your paper or electronic Student Aid Report (SAR). If you don't have your SAR, you may access your SAR information online and download a copy at the FAFSA website. You will need your Federal PIN to view and download your SAR.

To use this chart, you need to know your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and your enrollment status. Your enrollment status can be located by logging on to your CUNYfirst Self-Service Student Center pages and your EFC can be found on your SAR.

  1. Locate your EFC on your paper or electronic SAR.
  2. On the Pell Grant Award Schedule, look at the left-hand column labeled "EFC" and find the range of numbers containing your particular EFC.
  3. Look at the columns to the right labeled with the 4 different enrollment statuses. The appropriate PELL Grant award amounts for every EFC are printed for each enrollment status. Find the column for your enrollment status and move across the same row as your EFC until you find the award amount for your particular enrollment status.

EFC

Full-time

3/4-time

Half-time

Less than half-time

0
$2865.00
$2149.00
$1432.50
$716.50
1-100
2840.00
2130.00
1420.00
710.00
101-200
2790.00
2092.50
1395.00
697.50
201-300
2740.00
2055.00
1370.00
685.00
301-400
2690.00
2017.50
1345.00
672.50
401-500
2640.00
1980.00
1320.00
660.00
501-600
2590.00
1942.50
1295.00
647.50
601-700
2540.00
1905.00
1270.00
635.00
701-800
2490.00
1867.50
1245.00
622.50
801-900
2440.00
1830.00
1220.00
610.00
901-1000
2390.00
1792.50
1195.00
597.50
1001-1100
2340.00
1755.00
1170.00
585.00
1101-1200
2290.00
1717.50
1145.00
572.50
1201-1300
2240.00
1680.00
1120.00
560.00
1301-1400
2190.00
1642.50
1095.00
547.50
1401-1500
2140.00
1605.00
1070.00
535.00
1501-1600
2090.00
1567.50
1045.00
522.50
1601-1700
2040.00
1530.00
1020.00
510.00
1701-1800
1990.00
1492.50
995.00
497.50
1801-1900
1940.00
1455.00
970.00
485.00
1901-2000
1890.00
1417.50
945.00
472.50
2001-2100
1840.00
1380.00
920.00
460.00
2101-2200
1790.00
1342.50
895.00
447.50
2201-2300
1740.00
1305.00
870.00
435.00
2301-2400
1690.00
1267.50
845.00
422.50
2401-2500
1640.00
1230.00
820.00
410.00
2501-2600
1590.00
1192.50
795.00
397.50
2601-2700
1540.00
1155.00
770.00
385.00
2701-2800
1490.00
1117.50
745.00
372.50
2801-2900
1440.00
1080.00
720.00
360.00
2901-3000
1390.00
1042.50
695.00
347.50
3001-3100
1340.00
1005.00
670.00
335.00
3101-3200
1290.00
967.50
645.00
322.50
3201-3300
1240.00
930.00
620.00
310.00
3301-3400
1190.00
892.50
595.00
297.50
3401-3500
1140.00
855.00
570.00
0
3501-3600
1090.00
817.50
545.00
0
3601-3700
1040.00
780.00
520.00
0
3701-3800
990.00
742.50
495.00
0
3801-3900
940.00
705.00
470.00
0
3901-4000
890.00
667.50
445.00
0
4001-4100
840.00
630.00
420.00
0
4101-4200
790.00
592.50
395.00
0
4201-4300
740.00
555.00
370.00
0
4301-4400
690.00
517.50
345.00
0
4401-4500
640.00
480.00
320.00
0
4501-4600
590.00
442.50
295.00
0
4601-4700
540.00
405.00
0
0
4701-4800
490.00
367.50
0
0
4801-4900
440.00
330.00
0
0
4901-5000
390.00
292.50
0
0
5001-5100
340.00
0
0
0
5101-5157
301.00
0
0
0
5158-9999
0
0
0
0


Disbursement Information
Your Federal Pell Grant is scheduled to be disbursed in 2 equal payments per semester.  Each payment will be equal to 50% of your scheduled semester total. Please remember that your disbursement must first be applied to any unpaid tuition and fee charges before you receive any funds in hand. If you have a financial aid credit balance after the payment of your tuition and fees, you will receive a refund according to the disbursement schedule below.

2014-15 Pell Grant Disbursement Schedule

 
1st Disbursement
2nd Disbursement
Fall Semester
08-22-14
09-26-14
Spring Semester
1-23-15
02-20-15


Note: You must have resolved all financial aid related items on the "To Do List" in your CUNYfirst Student Center and you need to have completed registration at least 4 weeks before the start of the term to receive your 1st disbursment on the dates posted above.  If you miss a regularly scheduled disbursement date because your FAFSA was not processed in time or you registered late, you will receive your payment as soon as possible after processing of your application is completed.

Receiving Your Refund
If you have chosen the CUNY Scholar Support Prepaid Card as your preferred payment method, your Pell Grant refund will be added to the card on the dates listed above.

If you have chosen direct deposit as your preferred payment method, your Pell Grant refund will be available in your direct deposit account on the dates listed above.  Learn more about enrolling in direct deposit on pp. 13-15 of the CUNYfirst Student Financial Aid Guide.

If you did not select either of the above payment methods, your Fall and Spring semester refund check(s) will be mailed to your home on the dates listed above.

Attendance Requirements
Federal student aid is awarded with the expectation that you will attend school for the entire period for which your financial aid was intended. To qualify for any financial aid payments, you must actually begin attendance in your classes. Before disbursing your federal aid payments, we will verify your enrollment and attendance status with the Registrar. If you receive a financial aid payment for a class or classes you have never attended, you must return that payment immediately to the college. On the other hand, if you fail to receive payment for a course you are attending, you may request an award recalculation once your enrollment records are corrected.

Withdrawals and Overpayments
If you withdraw from all your classes before you have completed at least 60% of the semester, the college must determine what portion of your federal awards you are entitled to receive according to an attendance formula prescribed in federal regulations.  If you have received, or the college has received on your behalf, more federal student aid funds than the formula allows, you will have to repay any award amount to which you were not entitled.  Learn more.

Post-withdrawal Disbursements
If you withdraw from your classes before the scheduled disbursement of your Federal Pell Grant, you may be eligible to receive a pro-rated award payment based on the number of days you attended classes up to the date you withdrew. Once you are determined eligible for a pro-rated Pell Grant disbursement, you will be issued that disbursement.

Payments for Remedial Coursework
You may receive federal award payments (including Pell Grant, FSEOG, FWS, and Direct Loans) for no more than 30 hours of non-credit remedial course work. This restriction does not apply to English as a Second Language courses.

Lifetime Limit on Receipt of Federal Pell Grant
You may receive Federal Pell Grant for no more than the equivalent of 12 full-time undergraduate semesters.

Satisfactory Academic Progress
In accordance with Federal guidelines and University policy, you must be making satisfactory progress in your program of study in order to remain eligible for federal award programs. You will be measured for satisfactory progress once each year after the spring term and notified by mail in early July if you are found not to be meeting the federal satisfactory progress standard. If you are placed on financial aid suspension due to not making satisfactory academic progress, you may regain that eligibility by filing a successful appeal. Visit the Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress page to learn more.

Summer Pell Grant Eligibility
You may receive up to 2 full-time semesters of Pell Grant in any award year. A Pell Grant may be available for summer session attendance if you haven't used all of your scheduled Pell Grant eligibility in the previous fall or spring semesters. The amount of your summer Pell Grant will be calculated from your summer session enrollment, your EFC, and the college’s records of your remaining Pell eligibility for the prior award year. Calculated summer Pell Grant estimates can be applied against tuition charges to your summer session bill. Learn more about utilizing Pell Grant in the summer sessions at the Pell Grant FAQ page.

 

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