Federal Pell Grants

December 19, 2018


The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. The maximum Pell Grant for the 2018-19 award year (July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019) is $6.095. Grants are not loans. They do not need to be paid back. You can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters.

Program Requirements:

Federal Pell Grants are direct grants awarded through participating institutions to students with financial need who have not received their first bachelor's degree or who are enrolled in certain post-baccalaureate programs that lead to teacher certification or licensure. Students may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. The amount that you will receive depends on your:

  • Financial Need.
  • Cost of attendance,
  • Status as a full-time or part-time student, and
  • Plans to attend school for a full academic year or less

Application Details

To determine whether you are eligible to receive assistance through this program, you must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your school will inform you how much money you may be eligible for that academic year.

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