Federal Pell Grant
Who receives Federal Pell Grants?
This grant is awarded to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree. To be eligible for this award, the recipient must demonstrate exceptional financial need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This award is a need-based award.
How much is a Federal Pell Grant?
The size of the award for 2016-2017 can range from $291 to $5,815, depending on the students Expected Family Contribution and the
Awards Amount Depends on the following factors:
- The student's listed amount of credit hours after the first week of school will be taken to prorate the award. Being full-time, 3/4 time,
half time, and less than half timewill affect the portions of your grant awarded, waitlisted classes do not count. Being under full-time will cause the award to be prorated for that semester.
- The student must be in a minimum of one credit hour per semester.
Studentmust be pursuing their first undergraduate degree.
- The student can only receive up to 18 scheduled semesters of the award (this includes the summer semester for 3 semesters a year, making eligibility a
How to Apply for a Federal Pell Grant?
The student will automatically be considered for the award by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Pell Grant for Summer
Pell Grant Awards are given to students at its maximum
Awards will need to be adjusted for aid used at the student's previous institution. All aid will need to be