Pell is available to undergraduate students only who do not already have bachelor’s degree. Amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $5,776 for the 2015–16 award year (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). For the 2016–17 award year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017), the maximum award will be $5,815. The amount you get, though, will depend on
- your financial need,
- your cost of attendance,
- your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
- your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
You may not receive Federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.
** Effective on July 1, 2012, you can receive the Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent (roughly six years). You’ll receive a notice if you’re getting close to your limit.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (S.E.O.G.)
Available to undergraduates with exceptional need. Priority is given to Federal Pell grant recipients. Funds are limited and awarded to qualified students that meet established deadline dates.
Federal College Work Study Program (C.W.S.P.)
Available to students that demonstrate need. Funds are limited and awarded to qualified students that meet established deadline dates. Money is earned while attending school.
Aid for Part-Time Study (A.P.T.S.)
Provides assistance to eligible part-time undergraduate students in approved programs to help meet tuition charges.