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A grant is a financial award that does not have to be repaid. The following grants are available through the US Department of Education (USDE):

  • Federal Pell Grants
    For the 2016-2017 Award Year, the projected maximum Federal Pell Grant amount is $5,775. Awards are need-based and will vary based on the student’s EFC and the student’s enrollment status (see Enrollment Definitions below). Note: students who are enrolled less than half-time may be eligible for Pell Grants.Enrollment Definitions (per semester)
    Full-time enrollment: 12 credits or more
    Three-quarter enrollment: 9–11 credits
    Half-time enrollment: 6–8 credits
    Less than half-time enrollment: 1–5 credits
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG )
    The Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for those students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Funds are extremely limited; Federal Pell Grant recipients take priority. Award amounts vary between $100 – $250 per academic year.
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“The CJC provides some of the most in depth study of jazz out there. A core curriculum of not two, but four semesters of jazz ear training and hands on jazz theoryand improvisation, culminating in transcription and analysis of the greatest jazz artists of all time. The teachers are wonderful, organized and communicate concepts in a way that clearly transforms each and every student.”

— Lisa Feldman, CJC Student
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