Federal grants are not available if you have already completed a bachelor's or professional degree program, including completing the equivalent academic program curriculum requirements.
The Federal Pell Grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Award amounts will vary based on your estimated family contribution (EFC) as determined by your FAFSA and your enrollment status. If you are not enrolled for the semester at the time of your initial award, the amount will be based on an anticipated full-time status. Financial aid awards are based on enrollment as of 4:30 p.m. on the Pell Recalculation Date for each semester.
Year Round Pell (Beginning Summer 2018)
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 allows you to receive the Federal Pell Grant up to 150 percent of your Pell Grant Scheduled Award. To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, you must meet all general eligibility requirements to receive financial aid and be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits) in an eligible financial aid program.
If you are planning to attend summer term and interested in Year Round Pell Grant and other financial aid eligibility, you should visit the Summer Financial Aid page to learn about additional requirements.
Important Note: Pell Grant eligibility is limited to 12 full-time semesters or 600% by federal law. This limit is referred to as lifetime eligibility used (LEU). If you exceed your LEU you are no longer eligible to receive Pell Grant funding. Students are encouraged to check their lifetime eligibility used (LEU) through the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Learn more about this limit.
Some remedial courses may be considered for Pell Grant eligibility. This is based on recommendations from an academic advisor and completion of a Remedial Class Recommendation form.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It is available to high-need students on the basis of financial need. To be eligible, you must be enrolled at half-time status (6 credits) and be eligible for a Pell Grant.