Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is based on financial need and does not need to be repaid. For 2017-18, full-time awards ranged from $740 to $5,920. Federal regulations no longer allow schools to award two Pell Grants in the same award year.

Applications submitted by May 1 are given priority consideration.

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.

Eligibility
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.

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