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Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students. See the sections below concerning eligibility, enrollment requirements, duration, and other important information.


Eligibility

In order to receive a Pell grant you must meet the following requirements:


*You find out if your EFC is eligible by reading the comments on your processed FAFSA.


Maximum Semesters of Eligibility

Effective with the 2012-2013 aid year, eligibility is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time paid semesters while seeking a first bachelor’s degree. Students who exceed the 12 semester limit will no longer be able to receive Pell grant funds.


Other Information

Per federal regulations, students are unable to receive a Pell grant from two institutions during the same semester. Receiving a Pell grant from two schools during the same semester may result in a delay of future aid and a recovery of disbursed aid.

A student who has a Pell eligible expected family contribution will be eligible to receive the maximum Pell Grant award for an award year, prorated based upon enrollment, if the student’s parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/2001, provided that the student was under 24 years old or was enrolled in college at the time of the parent or guardian’s death.

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