Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants

If you’re an undergraduate working toward your first bachelor’s degree and you need money to pay for your education, you may be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. To qualify, you must:

Getting the grant

If you have a current FAFSA on file each year, you’ll automatically be considered for aid each fall, spring, and summer semester. (You may be required to take at least 6 credit hours during the summer to receive the award.) You can receive the Federal Pell Grant for up to the equivalent of six years (12 full-time semesters). You can check your lifetime Pell Grant usage in your Financial Aid Review.

How much does the Federal Pell Grant program award?

Amounts change yearly. For the 2018–19 aid year, Federal Pell Grants ranged from $652 to $6,095. The amount you’re awarded will depend on your EFC and the number of hours in which you’re enrolled.

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