Federal PELL Grant
Federal PELL Grants are need-based financial aid awarded to undergraduate students. The federal government determines your eligibility and award amount based on your Expected Family Contribution, the cost of attendance, and your enrollment level.
The Federal PELL Grant adjusts the amount of aid you receive by how many credits you are enrolled in each semester:
- Full-time (12 or more credits): 100% of awarded grant
- ¾ Time (9–11 credits): approx. 75%
- ½ Time (6–8 credits): approx. 0–50%
- Less than 1/2 Time (1–5 credits): approx. 0–25%
How to Apply
How to Maintain Eligibility
Your eligibility is re-determined each year; you will need to fill out the FAFSA every year you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid. You will also need to maintain certain enrollment requirements and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).