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Federal Pell Grants

Pell Grants are need-based and don't have to be repaid. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.


  • You must have financial need, as determined by the FAFSA.
  • You must be an undergraduate students who has not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. 
  • Pell Grants are awarded for eligible classes, which must be added no later than the semester add/drop deadline.
  • You may only receive up to 12 semesters (or roughly six years) worth of Pell Grants in a lifetime.  

Pell Grant Amounts

Pell Grant amounts are based on a combination of your EFC (expected family contribution) calculated from the FAFSA and your enrollment at the semester add/drop deadline. Amounts are prorated based on your number of eligible credits.

View MyAid Dashboard for your specific Pell award breakdown. 

Initial awards are for fall/winter semesters. Additional Pell Grant is available for spring/summer terms.