Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education on the basis of financial need.  This grant does not have to be paid back as long as a student remains eligible for the grant throughout the semester.  To be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, a student must be an undergraduate student who does not already have a bachelor's degree.

Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Requirements:

  • Completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have an eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be enrolled in a degree program
  • Meet the standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal Pell Grant Enrollment Status:

  • Full-time: 12 or more credits
  • 3/4 time: 9 to 11 credits
  • 1/2 time: 6 to 8 credits
  • Less than 1/2 time: 1 to 5 credits

Federal Pell Grant Eligible Credit Determination:

  • Audit credits may not be used
  • Credits obtained by challenging classes may not be used
  • Continuing Education credits may not be used
  • Credits outside the students scheduled program may not be used

Federal Pell Grant Disbursements:

If you have met the minimum requirements, your money will be available the Friday before classes begin. If money is not picked up, the Cashier's Office may require additional paperwork before releasing funds.The grant will be credited first to any balance owed for tuition and fees. Any excess grant money can be picked up by you (the student) at the Cashier's office. Remember: You need to bring Photo ID to pick up your money.

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