Federal Pell Grant

This grant is only for undergraduate students who have financial need (determined by the FAFSA), and who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree.

How to Apply

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Pell Grant Eligibility Requirements

Amount

Amounts can change yearly. For the 2016-2017 award year the maximum award amount is $5815. For the 2017-2018 award year the maximum award amount is $5920.  The amount disbursed will depend on:

  • Your EFC
  • Your enrollment status
  • Your plans to attend school for a full academic year

Disbursement (Payment)

Money is applied to a student's account once each semester

Pell Grant Eligibility Table      

Full Time – 12 or more hours

¾ Time – 9-11 hours

½ Time – 6-8 hours

Fall

Spring

Summer Eligibility

Full time

Full time

No Eligibility

¾ time

Full time

¼ time eligibility

½ time

Full time

½ time eligibility

¼ time

Full time

¾ time eligibility

Full time

¾ time

¼ time eligibility

Full time

½ time

½ time eligibility

Full time

¼ time

¾ time eligibility

¾ time

¾ time

½ time eligibility

¾ time

½ time

¾ time eligibility

½ time

½ time

Full time eligibility

Similar calculations will be done for all other combinations, so that you may not receive greater than one full time-scheduled Pell Grant for the academic year.  Pell grant funds can also be allocated to Mini sessions.  Winter Mini is attached to Fall semester and Summer Mini is attached to the Spring semester.