Federal Pell Grant
Funded by the federal government, the Federal Pell Grant is designated for undergraduate students working toward a first bachelor's degree. The amount of grant a student is eligible to receive is determined by the cost of attendance, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the length of the program of study, and the student's enrollment status. The cost of attendance includes such items as tuition, fees,books and supplies.
The EFC is derived from the information supplied by the student on the FAFSA. Students enrolled in a program of study that is less than 30 weeks per academic year (fall and spring semesters) will receive a prorated Pell award. Eligible students in a program of study that is less than 24 college credits or less than 30 vocational credits (900 clock hours) per cademic year (fall and spring semesters) will receive a prorated Pell award.
For Pell Grant awarding purposes (applicable to college credits), 12 college credits or more per semester is considered full- time enrollment; 9 -11 college credits per semester is considered three-quarter-time enrollment; 6-8 college credits per semester is considered as half-time enrollment; 1-5 college credits per semester is considered as less than half-time enrollment.
Grants range from $598 - $5,815 for full-time attendance during an academic year.
(For Pell Grant purposes, an academic year consists of 30 weeks during which a student
may complete 24 college credits or 30 vocational credits [900 clock hours]. The maximum
timeframe that a student would be eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant is 12 semesters
of full-time enrollment (600 percent). Students taking prerequisite courses for acceptance
into an undergraduate program are not eligible for Pell Grants.
For more information please visit the Federal Department of Education website.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Funded by the Federal Government, this need-based grant is designated for undergraduate students working toward a first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is based on exceptional financial need. Funds are limited.
For more information, please visit the FSEOG website.