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Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are need-based federal student aid to which other federal and nonfederal aid may be added. If a student meets all requirements for a Pell Grant then the federal government grants the student aid.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Need-based using the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Undergraduate Student (a student who has not earned a first bachelors or professional degree)

Application Process

  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Upon filing the FAFSA, you will immediately be notified of Pell Grant Eligibility through the Student Aid Report (SAR)

Award Information

Amounts can change yearly. The maximum award for 2013-14 is $5645. For the  2014-15 award year, the maximum will be $5730. The amount awarded also depends on:

  • Student’s financial need
  • Status as full-time or part-time
  • Plans to attend for full academic year or less

You may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time

Student may receive the Pell Grant for no more than 12 full-time semesters