Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant

This federally-funded grant program is for undergraduate students who are earning their first bachelor’s degree.  Amounts will vary based on your financial need and your enrollment status.  Students may not receive Federal Grant Funds from more than one school at a time. 

Amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,095 for the 2018-2019 and $6,195 for the 2019-2020 award year.

Students are limited to 12 full-time semesters (or 600%) of their Federal Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This policy applies to all students, regardless of when or where they received their first Federal Pell Grant.

In certain situations, it is possible that you may be eligible to receive up to 150% of your scheduled Pell Grant (Year-Round Pell) for an academic year.  For students using 100% of their Pell during the Fall and Spring semesters, this is a good option to pay for their Summer classes.

You may review your percentage of Pell Grant used by logging into NSLDS.ed.gov.  Your "Lifetime Eligibility Used" is displayed within the "Grants" section.  Students are encouraged to review their Pell Grant history, as well as their student loan borrowing history, on a regular basis to stay current on remaining eligibility and outstanding loan balances.


Helpful Links:

Year-Round Pell Q & A

More Info on Federal Pell Grants