Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students earning their first bachelor's degree who demonstrate financial need. You must not yet have earned a bachelor's or professional degree or be enrolled in graduate-level classes.

Your eligibility is determined by the Department of Education using a standard formula established by Congress and is based on the information you provide on the FAFSA. You may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. Students may receive the Pell Grant for no more than 12 full-time semesters.

The Pell Grant amount is determined by your enrollment status and EFC (Expected Family Contribution). Refer to the Pell Chart for more information. If you are awarded a Pell Grant, it is automatically accepted on your behalf.

At a glance
  • Awarded to students demonstrating financial need
  • Must fill out FAFSA
  • Based on enrollment status and EFC