The Federal Pell grant is considered the foundation of a student’s financial aid to which aid from other Federal and non-Federal sources may be added. The actual size of a grant award will depend upon the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment status. Pell Grant does not have to be repaid except in cases involving a student’s complete withdrawal. To apply, students must complete the FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
There is a lifetime limit on the amount a Pell grant funds a student may receive. All students may receive Pell grants for up to 12 full-time semesters (600%). Once a student has reached the lifetime limit of 600%, they are no longer eligible to receive Pell grant funds.
Once a student has a Bachelor’s degree, they are no longer eligible to receive Pell grant funds.
Students should register for classes that lead to the completion of their designated major. Pell Grant will not pay for classes taken outside of the student’s major on file at the time the student registers.