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POWER Center


Do you qualify for POWER?
If you are a United States citizen, a full time student, and are working towards your first bachelor’s degree please check the qualifications listed below and consider joining this exciting center. In order to qualify, a student must meet at least ONE of the following:

  • You are a first generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has received a four-year degree)
  • You are income eligible (family taxable income is at or below federally determined guidelines). See Income Guidelines chart below.
  • You have a documented disability.

If you have any questions or would like more information please stop by our office or call us. The POWER Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Center across from the Beaver Dam.

Eligibility Table effective January 25, 2017 until further notice
Your TAXABLE income can be found on line 6 of a 1040EZ form, line 27 of a 1040A form or line 43 of a 1040 form. TAXABLE income is typically less than Adjusted Gross Income, which is reported on a FAFSA, because of deductions that are taken from the Adjusted Gross Income to figure how much income will be taxed.

Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions
Alaska Hawaii
1 $0 - $18,090 $22,590 $20,790
2 $0 - $24,360 $30,435 $28,005
3 $0 - $30,630 $38,280 $35,220
4 $0 - $36,900 $46,125 $42,435
5 $0 -$43,170 $53,970 $49,650
6 $0 - $49,440 $61,815 $56,865
7 $0 - $55,710 $69,660 $64,080
8 $0 - $61,980 $77,505 $71,295

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,090 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,620 for Alaska; and $7,005 for Hawaii.

This information was retrieved from the U.S. Department of Education on December 12, 2016.