When students apply for financial aid via the FAFSA or WASFA at Big Bend Community College, they are considered for Federal, State and institutional financial aid programs. Please be aware that we are not an institution that awards loans without a yearly request.
Gift aid that does not need to be repaid as long as Satisfactory Academic Progress is maintained.
“Work-Study” is money earned through part-time work (up to 16 hours per week). Students must complete a FAFSA or WASFA to determine if you qualify for Work-Study. Work-Study is a need-based financial aid award that is not deposited into your student account; instead, you will receive paychecks based on the hours you work. It is not a grant (you must work to earn it) and it is not a loan (you don’t have to repay it).
Federally funded program that provides students on and off-campus employment opportunities. Students will be considered for a variety of jobs, which may offer valuable career-related experience. Earnings are based on the current minimum wage rate in Grant County.
Federal Work Study dollars are available to employ students as reading and math tutors for k-8 within our service district. Earnings are based on the current minimum wage rate in Grant County.
State funded program, where students will be placed in on or off campus positions relating to their major field of study and career goals or interests. Earnings are based on the current minimum wage rate in Grant County.