Awarding Process

Your financial aid award will be based on an attendance of 12 or more hours a semester. If you are going to attend less, and you know well in advance, please contact us at finaid@blinn.edu so we can make the adjustment ahead of time. There are many factors used to determine a student’s eligibility. Most are based on federal and state regulations. All grant awards other than the Pell Grant have limited funds available and are awarded to students who are eligible and complete all requirements first. All federal and state grant programs are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. All students are reviewed for all grant programs when they are awarded and will be awarded if funds are available to award.

Once you are awarded financial aid, you will receive an email telling you to review your award in myBlinn. From this point, if any change is made to your awards by our office you will receive a follow-up email explaining that a change has taken place. If you did not request an adjustment or are not sure what happened, please contact our office. Students not wishing to consent to the use of electronic records (myBlinn, email, etc) must provide written request on paper, not email, to be exempt from this process to this financial aid office. The request must include the student’s name, ID, and their desire not to consent to the use of electronic records.

Pell Grant will be accepted automatically. Each student has a limit of how much they can receive per year and in a lifetime. You can review the Pell Grant limits based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA.

The Pell Grant is prorated based on your enrollment. You can see this amount for the various EFC(s) as well. The Pell Grant can be received for less than six hours of enrollment based on the students’ EFC.

If you want part or all of the loan(s) that were awarded, you need to complete the following:

1. Login to myBlinn and accept the Federal Direct loans that were awarded. You will need to determine how much you wish to borrow. This is a loan, so you will be required to pay it back over time.

2. Complete your Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov. You will need to login with your FSA ID.

3. If you have never borrowed a Federal Direct Student Loan, you will need to complete Direct Loan Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

4. If you have borrowed before and this is your first time to attend Blinn, log into www.studentloans.gov and have your previously completed Entrance Counseling sent to Blinn.

5. If you are a first-time borrower, Blinn requires that you complete two financial management classes. Do not complete these classes until you have already accepted your loan(s).

  • Go to https://fa.financialavenue.org/
  • Click on the tab to sign in now
  • Type in access code: blinn2
  • Create an account. Make sure you enter your Blinn ID as B00xxxxxx.
  • Complete the "College & Money" and "Loan Guidance" classes
  • Once you have completed these courses your results will be downloaded and the requirements will be satisfied

These grants must be accepted within 30 days of being awarded or they will be canceled and awarded to other students.

These are federal or state grants that have various requirements. The school’s allocation of funding is limited. Your eligibility for these funds will be reviewed when you are awarded.

Enrollment Level Amount Disbrused
12 or more hours 100% of the awarded amount
9-11 hours 75% of the awarded amount
6-8 hours 50% of the awarded amount 

If you are awarded these funds, you will see additional award information when you click on the award title. There are additional academic requirements tied to the TEOG.


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Contact / Office Info

Mailing Address:
Financial Aid
Blinn College
902 College Ave.
Brenham, TX 77833

Phone:
979-209-7230
979-830-4144

Fax:
979-830-4149

Email:
finaid@blinn.edu

Brenham Campus Location:
Administration Bldg.,
Room 122

Bryan Campus Location:
Central Administrative Services Building
3125 S. Texas Ave.,
Suite 1900
(Tejas Shopping Center)