Although the deadline for application for the County Guaranteed Tuition grants and state financial aid has been extended to Sept. 15, students who are attending Itawamba Community College for the 2014 fall semester are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, according to Bob Walker, director of financial aid and Veteran’s Education Benefits.
The County Guaranteed Tuition program is available for eligible students for up to four consecutive semesters at ICC, and applicants can pursue any degree or certificate program at the College. “Although the program covers only tuition, there is no income requirement on the grant,” Walker said.
GED recipients from Chickasaw, Itawamba, Monroe and Pontotoc counties are also eligible.
Amounts vary by county, and some counties may offer an additional book stipend. ICC’s Student Aid office can provide specific amounts. Any other Federal, state and scholarship aid awarded will apply first, and if the balance from these sources does not exceed the maximum award amount, the CGTP will fill the unmet gap, Walker said.
In order to receive any type of student aid including the County Tuition Guarantee grant, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is available at www.fafsa.gov. “ICC’s Student Aid offices are available to assist with the completion of the form,” Walker said.
Those who wish to apply for the CGT program or any other type of student aid should access ICC’s website, www.iccms.edu, or visit one of ICC’s Student Aid offices, which are located in the Student Services Buildings on both campuses. Hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., weekdays.
For more information, call (662) 862-8220 or (662) 620-5319.