Federal Pell Grant
The Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduates based on financial need and full-time enrollment and prorated based on the actual number of hours enrolled each semester. No other aid will be awarded until Pell Grant eligibility (the student's need) has been determined. Regulations and provisions of the Pell Grant Program are subject to change by federal legislative action. The Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.
Graduate and Provisional students are not eligible for the Pell Grant.
Beginning Fall 2012, a student may not receive the Federal Pell Grant more than 12 full time semesters, or the equivalent of 12 full time semesters. This includes all prior semesters received. Students are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant during the Summer only if they did not receive full time Pell during both the Fall and Spring semesters. There is no application for Summer aid. Once the student is enrolled, aid will be awarded based on enrollment and eligibility.
Note: Students must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards in order to qualify for Summer financial aid.