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Pell Grant

The Federal Pell program provides assistance in the form of a grant to undergraduate students.

Pell eligibility is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated from the information provided on the FAFSA. The 2019-2020 maximum award is $6,195 for full-time enrollment for two semesters.

The amount of Pell award will depend on the student's EFC, enrollment status and percentage of Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU). Students are limited to 12 full-time semesters (600%) of Pell grant eligibility during their lifetime. This affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell grant.

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

Effective with the 2017-2018 award year, students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled award for an award year. To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time. The additional Pell will be included in the student's LEU.

Summer 2019 Pell

Please review the following examples to see how receiving a summer Pell award will affect your spring Pell award.

Example A: Annual Schedule Pell Award is $6,195. Student attends half-time Summer, full-time Fall and Spring.

Enrollment Status: half-time Summer full-time Fall full-time Spring
Pell Award $1,549 $3,098 $3,097


Example B: Annual Schedule Pell Award is $6,195. Student attends full-time Summer, full-time Fall and less than half-time Spring.
Enrollment Status: full-time Summer full-time Fall less than
half-time Spring
Pell Award $3,098 $3,097 $0


If you drop credits at anytime during the summer, the Pell grant may be either reduced or cancelled.