Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is based on financial need and does not need to be repaid. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources might be added.
For 2016-17, full-time awards range from $598 to $5815. Federal regulations no longer allow schools to award two Pell Grants in the same award year.
Lifetime Eligibility Used
You can only receive Federal Pell Grant
funding for the equivalent of 12 full-time terms, starting from the
first time you received Federal Pell Grant funding. If you have already
received the equivalent of or exceeded the 12 full-time term limit, you
will no longer be able to receive Pell Grant funds. Calculate your Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used. You may view your current Pell Grant payments at NSLDS.
There are no appeals or exceptions to the 12 full-time terms Pell Grant rule.
To be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you must meet these requirements each academic year:
Financial Assistance Services will verify your eligibility based on the information submitted on your FAFSA.
More information on Federal Pell Grants.