Perkins Financial Assistance

 When to apply for Perkins Assistance

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

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Jennifer Schafer at

  • All assistance is on a first come, first served basis for enrolled students that are determined to be eligible.
  • Students must apply each semester. 

Am I Eligible for Perkins Assistance?

Requirements to apply for assistance:

  • Must be an Applied Sciences major or a pre-Applied Sciences major (students taking prerequisites to enter a Health Sciences Program). Please see the Degree & Certificate Plans page for a list of all Applied Sciences majors.
  • Must be registered at least half-time: minimum 6 credit hours in the Fall or Spring semesters; minimum 3 credit hours in any Summer term
  • Must have a minimum Blinn College (Total Institution) GPA of 2.5
  • Have an active Blinn student email address
  • Must fit into a special population category:
    • Disabled: must have a documented physical, academic or mental disability on file with the Blinn College Office of Disability Services
    • Economically Disadvantaged: 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, as defined below:
      • 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 2 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.

The following types of assistance may be available:

  • Textbook
  • Tutoring
  • Transportation
NOTE: All assistance is issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must complete the Perkins Assistance Application during the application dates to be eligible for assistance consideration .

Nontraditional Genders by Majors AY 2018/2019

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 AAS Degree
  • Medical Office 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