Grants

Federal Pell

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 $6,195 for the 2020–2021 award year (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). 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.

Pell Recalculation Policy

The Federal Government requires all colleges to set Pell Grant recalculation dates for every semester.  Old Westbury’s policy is as follows:

  • The Office of Financial Aid reviews and recalculates Pell Grant eligibility at the end of the 100% tuition liability period.  Pell may be reduced or increased based on actual enrollment. 
  • Federal regulations also require the college to recalculate Pell Grant eligibility when a student fails to attend any course(s) for which they are receiving a Pell Grant

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.