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Federal Pell Grant

Type of Aid

Grant does not have to be repaid.

Program Details

Available to undergraduates who have not earned a degree an have financial need as determined by the FAFSA. All eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amount they qualify for.

Eligibility Requirements

  • complete the FAFSA.
  • based on family size, adjusted gross income (AGI) limits, federal poverty guidelines, and calculated Student Aid Index (SAI) from the FAFSA
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • be an undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • not have defaulted on or owe a refund to any previous aid program


Eligible students may receive the Pell grant for a maximum award duration of 12 full-time semesters (or part time equivalent) which is equal to six annual scheduled awards or 600 percent of lifetime eligibility. Students may track their lifetime Pell grant eligibility by logging into

Year-Round Pell 

Beginning with the 2017-2018 award year, the “Year Round Pell” provision allows Pell-eligible students to receive a Pell grant disbursement above the standard Pell grant amount for an additional semester. For example, undergraduate students on a standard fall, winter, summer schedule who used all of their Pell award during the fall and winter semesters may be eligible for an additional award for the summer semester, enabling students to continue taking classes and finish their degrees faster.

To be eligible for a “Year-Round Pell” disbursement, a student must be enrolled at least half time during the extra semester for the 2023-24 aid year. Starting in 2024-25, this is no longer a requirement.

Pell awards are adjusted based on enrollment, up to a full-time equivalent disbursement. Note that Pell awards granted under this provision are counted toward the maximum award duration.  

2023-24 Academic Year

Pell Grant eligible students who were less than 24 years old or enrolled in a postsecondary program when a parent or guardian died due to combat in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/2001 may be eligible for a maximum Pell Grant. Please contact the Office of  Financial Aid for more information.

If your parent(s) or guardian(s) died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and you are not eligible for the Pell Grant, you may qualify for the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) Program. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Annual Amounts

  • $767 to $7,395 for full-time enrollment during the 2023-2024 academic year. Awards for part-time enrollment and enrollment over the summer are also available.

2024-25 Academic Year

Pell Grant eligible students who were less than 33 years old as of the first January 1 of the FAFSA award year and whose parent or guardian died in line of duty while actively serving as a member of the Armed Forces on or after 9/11/2001, or actively serving as and performing the duties of a public safety officer, may be eligible for a maximum Pell Grant. 

Annual Amounts

  • Up to $7,395 for full time enrollment. Pell Grant amounts are pro-rated for students enrolled less than full time. Awards for summer enrollment are also available.
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