Federal Pell Grant
The Pell grant is only available for undergraduate and teaching credential students. The Pell Grant provides a foundation upon which other aid can be added for the highest need students. Students may not receive a Pell Grant at multiple schools during the same period of enrollment.
The Pell is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and prorated according to full-time, three-quarter time, or half-time enrollment. To be eligible for the Pell Grant, the EFC cannot be higher than $5,081.
Maximum Pell for the academic year: $5,645.00
Minimum Pell for the academic year: $574.00
Effective Fall 2012
The Department of Education has reduced the length of time that an undergraduate student can receive the Federal Pell grant from 18 full-time semesters to 12 full-time semesters. This is a maximum of 6 years over your entire academic career. Credential students are included in the definition of undergraduate students. There is no grandfather rule or exception to this requirement. Once a student has reached their 12th full-time semester, they can no longer receive the Pell grant.
View Calculating Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) for more information regarding the amount of Federal Pell grant funds a student may receive over his/her lifetime.