What is the Federal Pell Grant Program and how do I know if I am eligible?

The Federal Pell Grant Program is the largest federal need-based student aid program providing grant assistance ranging from $500 to $6,345 for the 2020-2021 academic year to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program and have not received their first bachelorĀ“s degree. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, cost of education, and enrollment status. The amount of the studentĀ“s award is determined using the Federal Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the Payment Schedule provided by the U.S. Department of Education.  For the 2020-2021 academic year, full-time students with an EFC of $5711 or less would qualify (EFC cut-off varies for part-time students depending upon credit load). 

Student Awards are determined by Cost of Attendance and Enrollment status. Note that Pell Grants can adjust if you adjust your credit load prior to the end of the fifth week of classes. 

If you have not already completed a FAFSA, you may do so at https://fafsa.gov. 

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