Perkins Financial Assistance

The application for Fall 2019 will open on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9 a.m., and will close on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9 a.m.

Perkins financial assistance is distributed on a first come, first served basis for enrolled Blinn students majoring in a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree. Students must complete the Perkins Assistance application during the application dates to be eligible for assistance consideration. Students must re-apply each semester they wish to receive financial assistance.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Schafer at jennifer.schafer@blinn.edu.

Who is eligible for Perkins financial assistance?

To be eligible for Perkins assistance, a student must meet the following requirements:
  • Majoring in a two year Associate of Applied Science degree or taking prerequisites to enter a health sciences program. View the entire list of AAS degree and certificate plans  here.
  • Enrolled in at least six credit hours in the Fall or Spring semesters and a minimum of three credit hours in any Summer term.
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
  • Have an active Blinn student email address
  • To be considered, students must identify as one of the following categories:
    • Disabled: physical, academic, or mental disability documentation must be on file with the Blinn Office of Disability Services
    • Economically Disadvantaged: also receives Pell Grant, WIA, AFDC, food stamps, Texas Public Education Grant, or proof of income below poverty level
    • Nontraditional field of study (refer to list below)
    • Incarcerated
    • ESL (English as a second language): must be enrolled in ESL courses at Blinn
    • Single parent, single pregnant woman, or displaced homemaker:
      • has worked primarily without remuneration to care for a home and family, and for that reason has diminished marketable skills;
      • has been dependent on the income of another family member but is no longer supported by that income; or
      • is a parent whose youngest dependent child will become ineligible to receive assistance under part A of title IV of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) not later than two years after the date on which the parent applies for assistance under this title; and is unemployed or underemployed and is experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.

Types of assistance

  • Textbook
  • Tutoring
  • Transportation

Nontraditional Genders by Majors

Accounting Males

  • Accounting AAS Degree
  • Accounting Technology Certificate

Associate Degree Nursing Males

  • Nursing AAS Degree
  • Pre Associate Degree Nursing
  • LVN Transition Option AAS Degree
  • Pre LVN Transition Option
  • OSA in Pharmacy Technician
  • OSA in Phlebotomy

Child Development Males

  • Child Care Worker Certificate
  • OSA in Child Care Administration

Criminal Justice Females

  • Criminal Justice Technology AAS Degree
  • Law Enforcement Technology AAS Degree (Includes Police Academy)
  • Basic Peace Officer Academy Certificate
  • OSA in Criminal Justice
  • OSA in Judicial Practices

Dental Hygiene Males

  • Dental Hygiene AAS Degree
  • Pre Dental Hygiene

Fire Science Females

  • Fire Science Technology AAS Degree (Includes Fire Academy)
  • Fire Science Technology Certificate (Includes Fire Academy)
  • Fire Safety and Health AAS Degree

Health Information Technology Males

  • Health Information Technology AAS Degree
  • Medical Billing & Coding Specialist Certificate
  • Medical Office Assistant Certificate
  • OSA in Health Information

Information Technology Females

  • Information Technology Administrator AAS Degree
  • Microsoft Specialist Certificate
  • Linux Specialist Certificate
  • OSA in Computer Information Technology

Legal Assistant Males

  • Legal Assistant (Paralegal) AAS Degree
  • Legal Office Certificate
  • OSA in Mediation

Office Administration Males

  • Office Administration Professional AAS Degree
  • Office Administration Specialist Certificate
  • Software Specialist Certificate
  • OSA in Office Administration

Physical Therapist Assistant Males

  • Physical Therapist Assistant AAS Degree
  • Pre Physical Therapist Assistant

Surgical Technology Males

  • Surgical Technology AAS Degree
  • Pre Surgical Technology

Veterinary Technology Males  

  • Veterinary Technology AAS Degree
  • Pre Veterinary Technology

Vocational Nursing Males

  • Vocational Nursing Certificate
  • Pre Vocational Nursing
  • OSA in Nurse Aide

Welding Technology Females

  • Welding Technology AAS Degree
  • Basic Welding Certificate – Level I
  • Welding Fundamentals Certificate – Level II
  • OSA in Welding Shop Floor Hand