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Federal Pell Grant (PELL):  A federal grant designed to assist students with the cost of attending college.  Awards are gift aid and do not have to be repaid.  Funds must be used for education-related expenses including tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.  Awards are pro-rated based on enrollment.  Eligibility for this grant is determined by the U.S. Department of Education upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)  A federal grant for Pell eligible students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  Awards are gift aid and do not have to be repaid.  Funds must be used for education-related expenses including tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.  Eligibility for this grant is determined by Tidewater Community College and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Commonwealth Award (COMA):  A state financial aid program for students who are domiciled Virginia residents who demonstrate financial need.  Awards are gift aid and do not have to be repaid.  Eligibility for this grant is determined by Tidewater Community College and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Awards cannot exceed the cost of tuition and fees and recipients must be enrolled at least half-time (six or more credit hours).
VCCS Grant:  A state financial aid program for students who are domiciled Virginia residents who demonstrate financial need.  Awards are gift aid and do not have to be repaid.  Eligibility for this grant is determined by Tidewater Community College and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Part Time Tuition Assistance Program (PTAP):  A state financial aid program for students who are domiciled Virginia residents who demonstrate financial need.  Awards are gift aid and do not have to be repaid.  Eligibility for this grant is determined by Tidewater Community College and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Students must be enrolled in eight or less credit hours in order to receive this grant.
Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP):  A state financial aid program for students who are domiciled Virginia residents, first-time freshmen in college, a graduate of any Virginia high school with a minimum 2.5 grade point average, enrolled full-time in an eligible program, and demonstrate financial need as determined from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students must submit a final high school transcript for consideration.  Eligibility for this grant is determined by Tidewater Community College and awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis.  Awards may be renewed for a second academic year if the student has maintained continuous, full-time enrollment.
 
State Council of Higher Education (SHEV): Types of Financial Aid
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