Federal Pell Grants
The Federal Pell grant is considered to be 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 EFC number 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 all financial aid application procedures and complete a “FAFSA” application.
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 semesters, measured by percentage of scheduled award(s) disbursed up to 600%. Once a student has reached the lifetime limit of 600%, they are no longer eligible to receive Pell grant funds.