Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant Program is the largest of the Federal Student Aid grant programs and provides a “foundation” of financial aid to which assistance from other federal and non-federal sources may be added. The Pell Grant is available only to degree-seeking undergraduate students who have never received a baccalaureate degree.
The maximum annual Pell Grant for the award year may change from year to year according to Congressional appropriation. Pell Grant eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which is determined from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amount of Pell Grant that is disbursed varies in accordance with students’ enrollment status.
Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility
The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by a federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding.
For more information about how Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility is calculated, please visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell/calculate-eligibility.
Pell Grant eligible students may receive funding in Summer 2018.