To receive financial aid through most of the student financial assistance programs at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, you must:
Beginning with the 2016 Fall Term, students must enroll in and complete 15 credit hours per semester to maintain eligibility for state aid programs including: MTAG, MESG, HELP, Academic, Leadership, Recognition, and Service Scholarships.
* be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
* be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree or certificate program;
* make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree;
* not be in default on a loan or owe a repayment on a grant received at Copiah-Lincoln Community College or any other institution; and
* demonstrate financial need. (Some scholarships and loans are exceptions; refer to the descriptions of individual programs.)
* register with selective service, if required.
* have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate, pass a test approved by the U.S. Department of Education, or meet other state standards.
* have a valid social security number.
* use assistance for educational purposes.
Policy for Withdrawals and for the Return of Title IV Funds (Pell Grant, FSEOG, Direct Loans):
A Title IV federal aid recipient who withdraws, officially or unofficially, from all classes on or before the 60% point of the academic term (10th week of school) will be subject to repayment based upon the federal "Return of Title IV Funds" calculation. Federal regulations require that a percentage of the funds disbursed be returned. Students "earn" federal aid funds in direct proportion to the length of time they remain enrolled. A student who remains enrolled past the 60% point of the academic term has earned 100% of the Title IV federal aid for the enrollment period. Pell grant awards are processed based on the student's enrollment status after the add/drop date is past for the semester.