Year-Round Pell


Pell Grant Funding for Fall, Spring & Summer Terms

Beginning with the summer of 2018, Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year, the equivalent of 3 full-Time semesters of Pell. This means Pell eligible students in fall 2017 and/or spring 2018, may qualify for Pell Grant funds for summer 2018.

To be eligible to receive this additional 50% of Pell Grant funding students must be registered for at least 6 credits (half-time enrollment). Please be aware that summer Pell usage is counted toward the 600% Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU). See examples below.

Example 1

Ima Knight is eligible for a Pell grant and is enrolled full-time for fall, full-time for spring, and half-time for summer.

FALL 2017 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
12 credits 12 credits 6 credits
50% Pell (full-time Pell) 50% Pell (full-time Pell) 25% Pell (half-time Pell)

 

Example 2

Cathy Knightro is eligible for a Pell grant and is enrolled full-time for fall, full-time for spring, and full-time for summer.

FALL 2017 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
12 credits 12 credits 12 credits
50% Pell (full-time Pell) 50% Pell (full-time Pell) 50% Pell (full-time Pell)

 

Example 3

Marty McKnights is eligible for a Pell grant and is enrolled full-time for fall, full-time for spring, and less than half-time for summer.

FALL 2017 SPRING 2018 SUMMER 2018
12 credits 16 credits 4 credits
50% Pell (full-time Pell) 50% Pell (full-time Pell)
No Summer Pell

=Must be registered for 6 or more credits to receive summer Pell if student has received two full-time terms of Pell.

Please keep in mind that your particular Year Round Pell eligibility will depend on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA form. Students with an EFC above 4,700 will require ¾ time enrollment status in order to qualify for a Pell Award. Student with an EFC above 5,100 will require full-time enrollment status in order to qualify for a Pell Award.