Your enrollment affects Pell grant funds!
- You must enroll in at least 12 hours to receive your maximum amount of funds for Pell.
- Your Pell will adjust down if you enroll in less than 12 hours. ·
The federal government requires that we set a freeze date after which your Pell grant cannot be increased due to changes in your schedule.
- Pell grant funds will be calculated based on hours recorded at the enrollment freeze date. · Our freeze date is normally the last day of Drop/Add. For dates and deadlines check out the Scoop online.
The Pell grant is only available to Undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree
If you enroll in less than 12 hours in the fall or spring, you may receive the remainder of your Pell eligibility in the summer provided you are still eligible for financial aid. This means that if you take at least 12 hours in the fall and spring semesters, you will not have any Pell left for the summer, since you will have already received your maximum amount. If you are a half-time or three-quarter time student in either fall or spring, you may have some Pell left over that you will be able to receive in the summer.
The Department of Education has established lifetime limits for PELL funding. A student is not eligible for more than 600% (approximately 6 years) of PELL funding. Once this limit has been reached, you will no longer receive Pell funding. PELL Lifetime Eligibility Used (PELL LEU) can be checked at http://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/.
Pell Grant Amounts 2013 - 2014
- The EFC listed below is your Expected Family Contribution, as determined by FAFSA. To see your Expected Family Contribution amount, please check your Student Aid Report (SAR) on the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov.