Federal Pell Grant

This grant is only for undergraduate students who have financial need (determined by the FAFSA), and who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree.

How to Apply

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); School Code: 003581

Pell Grant Eligibility Requirements


Each year the U.S. Department of Education publishes a Pell table used to determine Pell Grant
awards. The amount you receive will depend on:

  • Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Your enrollment status (Only courses required for your program of study will be used to determine your financial aid enrollment status.)
  • Your plans to attend school for a full academic year

Disbursement (Payment)

  • Typically one disbursement each semester
  • Occurs no earlier that 10 days before the student's first day of class

Pell Grant Eligibility Table      

Full Time – 12 or more hours

¾ Time – 9-11 hours

½ Time – 6-8 hours

Summer Pell Eligibility

If you were enrolled full-time in the Fall and Spring terms, may be eligible to receive pell in the Summer if enrolled in at least 6 credit hours (half-time).  If you were not enrolled full-time in the Fall or Spring, you may be eligible to receive pell in the summer , even if enrolled less than 6 credit hours. Pell can also be allocated to Mini sessions.  Winter Mini is attached to the Fall semester and Summer Mini is attached to the Spring semester.  Please contact our office for more information.

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