Last updated 3/11/2014
Black Hawk College Award Information
- Federal Pell Grant
- Illinois Student Assistance Commission Monetary Award Program (MAP)
- Federal Work Study (WS)
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Conditions for Receiving Financial Aid
- Payment of Financial Aid
- Refund Information
- Dropping Classes
- Students Convicted of Possession or Sale of Drugs
Federal Pell Grant - Your Pell Grant award is based on the information reported on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal government calculates an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which determines your financial aid award. The award listed is for full time enrollment (12 hours or more), the award is reduced if you enroll in fewer hours. The maximum you will receive is full-time Fall and Spring Semester.
|12 or more Credit Hours
9 – 11
6 – 8
1 – 5
Illinois Student Assistance Commission Monetary Award Program (MAP) - By applying for financial aid and agreeing to share that information with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), you have been considered for the State of Illinois (IL) Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grant. If you were determined to meet the eligibility criteria for the MAP grant, an award is included on this award letter. This award may be an estimate made by the Financial Aid Office and, if so, is identified as a “State of IL MAP Grant (EST.)”. MAP grants are limited based on the number of applicants and funding levels appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly. Please be aware that in light of state funding constraints, reductions to estimated or actual MAP grants are possible.
Eligibility for a MAP grant is tracked by the equivalent number of semester credit hours of MAP benefits paid on your behalf. This is called MAP Paid Credit Hours. Payment for each term is being made according to the equivalent number of credit hours eligible for MAP payment, with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 15 MAP Paid Credit Hours.
There is a limit on the number of MAP Paid Credit Hours that can be paid while you are classified by your school as a freshman and sophomore. This limit is the equivalent of 75 MAP Paid Credit Hours. If this maximum is reached, you must attain junior status for your MAP grant eligibility to resume. The maximum number of MAP Paid Credit Hours that can be received is capped at 135.
If a State of IL MAP Grant (Est.) is not included in your award letter, you are not eligible for the grant at Black Hawk College.
Federal Work Study (WS) – Work Study is a need-based work program for students enrolled at least half time. The link to Work Study jobs will updated soon. A paycheck is received for hours worked, and the wages must be used for educational expenses.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – SEOG is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional need. The award will be reduced in half for enrollment in 6-11 credit hours.
Conditions for Receiving Financial Aid at Black Hawk College - You must make satisfactory academic progress in your course of study as defined by the Black Hawk College Financial Aid Academic Progress Policy.
Financial aid money received must only be used for educational expenses related to your program of study at Black Hawk College.
You must be enrolled in a program leading to a degree or an eligible certificate at Black Hawk College.
Payment of Financial Aid – Students with financial aid exceeding tuition and fee charges may purchase books and supplies at the Black Hawk College Bookstore.
Your award is based on your enrollment on the 10th day of the semester and will not be increased for any credit hours added after this date.
Black Hawk College will pay any charges on your student account beyond regular tuition and fees from any excess Federal financial aid funds. These charges may include but are not limited to: Bookstore charges, parking and library fees, etc.
Financial aid is paid to students in regular class attendance. If you register for classes and do not plan on attending, you are responsible for completing an Add/Drop Form in the Enrollment Services/Admissions Office. If you are dropped for never attending a class, you may be responsible for repayment of part of your financial aid.
Refund Information – After your tuition, fees, and books are deducted from your Financial Aid, you may have excess funds. All refunds are processed through the BHCmoneyCard. Fall refunds will disburse on the dates below. Spring refund dates will be published later.
|Put on Higher One Card
Deposited to your Bank Account
Refund Checks Mailed
Dropping all Classes – If you drop all of your classes, the U.S. Department of Education requires Black Hawk College to calculate the portion of financial aid you are eligible to receive based on the withdrawal date. All federal aid is prorated for the term based on the percentage of the semester completed. This calculation often requires a student to return a portion of the federal financial aid received.
Students Convicted of Possession or Sale of Drugs – A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for financial aid funds. Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment when a student received Title IV aid. The period of ineligibility for financial aid depends on whether the conviction was for sale or possession and whether the student had previous offenses.