Helena College School Code 007570

Federal Grants

Each year, Helena College helps students receive millions of dollars from the federal government. The following grants use the FAFSA to determine need. They do not have to be paid back as long as you stay in school and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Pell Grant

For eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Amounts vary depending on eligibility. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the Pell Grant amounts can range from $100 to $5,730 if eligible.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

For Pell Grant recipients who demonstrate exceptional financial need as defined by the FAFSA. The number of recipients depends on availability of funds.

State Programs

Baker Grant

To qualify for the Baker Grant a student must:

1. be a Montana resident;
2. an undergraduate;
3. enrolled full time;
4. have a minimum of $3,625 in earned income;
5. and an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) between 501 to 8050.

The amount awarded may be $250 to a maximum of $1000 per year. Baker Grants are awarded on a first come first served basis, so filing the FAFSA form early each year is encouraged.

Priority deadline date for fall entry is March 1.

Montana Higher Education Grant MHEG

To qualify for the MHEG Grant a student must:

1. be a Montana resident;
2. be an undergraduate;
3. and show exceptional financial need.

The amount awarded may be $250 to a maximum of $500 per year.

MHEG is awarded on a first come, first served basis, so filing the FAFSA form early each year is encouraged. Priority deadline date for fall entry is March 1.

Montana State Work-Study Program MWS

The State Work-Study Program provides employment opportunities to students in need in order to help meet their educational expenses.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled as full-time and must be capable of maintaining satisfactory academic progress (SAP) while employed. Students are limited to 20 hours a week during the academic semester.

Students must have completed a FAFSA form and have financial need to be eligible for this program. Employment may be on or off campus. Average students work 10 - 15 hours per week.

Please visit the Financial Aid office if you are interested in this program.