Eligibility

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 of your parents have received a four-year degree).
      OR
  • You are income eligible (family taxable income is at or below federally determined guidelines). See Income Guidelines chart below.
      OR
  • You have a documented disability.

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us.

Eligibility Table effective January 13, 2021 until further notice
Your TAXABLE income can be found on line 15 of the 2020 form 1040 or line 11b of the 2019 form 1040. 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 $19,320 $24,135 $22,230
2 $26,130 $32,655 $30,060
3 $32,940 $41,175 $37,890
4 $39,750 $49,175 $45,720
5 $46,560 $58,215 $53,550
6 $53,370 $66,735 $61,380
7 $60,180 $75,255 $69,210
8 $66,990 $83,775 $77,040


For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,810 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,520 for Alaska; and $7,830 for Hawaii.

This information was retrieved from the U.S. Department of Education on February 1, 2021.