• The Federal Pell Grant Program that allows an eligible student to receive up to 150 percent of the student’s Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year beginning with the 2017-2018 award year.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Student must be otherwise eligible for receive Pell Grants fund for the payment period
    • Student must be enrolled at least half time in the payment period(s) (6 credit hours) during the summer term
    • Student must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress

    How much Pell grants could I receive?

    IMPORTANT Guidelines for Additional Pell Grant for Summer (Year-Round Pell)

    • To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant, a student must be enrolled at least half-time and begin the classes that support that enrollment status
      • Financial Aid office must recalculate a student’s Pell Grant award if he does not begin attendance in enough classes to support his enrollment status used to calculate his Pell Grant

     

    Scenario 1

    • Student is only eligible for the additional Pell Grant award (used 100% of initial schedule Pell Grant award in preceding semesters)
    • Students enrolls in two 3 credit hours courses prior to add/drop date for the term

     

    Scenario 1: Example A

     

    • Student begins attendance in all classes
    • After add/drop date, student drops one 3 credit -hour course
    • Student is still considered half-time and eligible for the additional disbursed Pell Grant award
    Scenario 1: Example B

     

    • Student begins attendance in all classes
    • Prior to add/drop date, student drops one 3 credit-hour course
    • Student is considered less-than-half time and is NOT ELIGIBLE for the additional Pell Grant Award

     

    Scenario 2

    • Student is enrolled half-time during Summer 2018, summer term comprised of two modules, Summer 1 and Summer 2
    • 100% of 2017-18 initial scheduled Pell Grant award has been paid for fall/spring
    • Payment for the summer payment period will be from additional 2017-18 Pell
    • Student is enrolled in 3 credit hours beginning in Summer 1 and 3 credit hours beginning in Summer 2 
    • Student will not receive the additional Pell until he/she will begin attendance in all credits on which the Pell payment was based

     

    Scenario 2: Example A

     

    • Withdrawal from 3 credits in Summer 2 prior to add/drop of Summer 2
    • Student is less-than-half-time and may NOT receive payment for additional Pell
    Scenario 2: Example B

     

    • Student did not withdraw from the 3 credits in Summer 2 but failed to begin attendance in them
    • Student is less-than-half-time and may NOT receive payment for additional Pell

     

    • Financial aid regulations on non-required courses applies: Course(s) not required part of the student’s academic program are not eligible for financial aid.
    • Students who do not meet the enrollment/attendance requirements for additional Pell (Year-Round Pell) will not have financial aid awards and must make a payment plan arrangement in place by the due date to save their classes and not dropped for non-payment.

     

     

    Student A has a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year. Student A was enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters and received full Pell disbursements. With the new implementation of YEAR ROUND PELL, the student will now be eligible to receive a full-time disbursement in SUMMER if enrolled in twelve credit hours.

     

    Scenario 1 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
    Enrollment 12+ credit hours/Full Time 12+ credit hours/Full Time 12+ credit hours/Full time
    EFC 0 0 0
    Pell Awarded $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%)

     

    Student B has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year. Student B was enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters and received full Pell disbursements.  With the new implementation of YEAR ROUND PELL, the student will now be eligible to receive a half-time disbursement in SUMMER if enrolled in six credit hours.

     

    Scenario 2 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
    Enrollment 12+ credit hours/Full Time 12+ credit hours/Full Time 6 credit hours/Half Time
    EFC 0 0 0
    Pell Awarded $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%) $1,480 (25%)

     

    Student C has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year. Student C was enrolled full-time for the fall semester and received a full disbursement and was enrolled three-quarter time for the spring semester and received a three-quarter time disbursement.  With the new implementation of YEAR ROUND PELL, the student will now be eligible to receive a full disbursement in SUMMER if enrolled in twelve credit hours.

     

    Scenario Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
    Enrollment 12+ credit hours/Full Time 9 credit hours/3/4 Time 12 credit hours/Half Time
    EFC 0 0 0
    Pell Awarded $2,960 (50%) $2,220 (37%) $2,960 (50%)

     

    Student D has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 academic year.  Student D was enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters but only enrolls for four credit hours during the summer semester.  Student D is not enrolled at least half-time and therefore is not eligible for additional Pell Grant funds for SUMMER.

     

    Scenario Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
    Enrollment 12+ credit hours/Full Time 12+ credit hours/Full Time 4 credit hours/Less Than Half Time
    EFC 0 0 0
    Pell Awarded $2,960 (50%) $2,220 (37%) $0

    Transfer Students

    A student who transfers into a different academic program or to a different institution may receive additional Pell Grant funds if the students is otherwise eligible and has remaining Pell eligibility up to 150 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award for the new program or new institution and is enrolled at least half-time in the payment period for which the student received the additional Pell funds. Enrolled coursework for the semester must be required for the student’s academic program in order to qualify for aid.

     

    *Pell Grant Scheduled Award is the amount that a full-time student would receive under the Pell Grant Payment Schedule, for a full academic year based on the student’s EFC and COA.

    **The additional Pell Grant award cannot exceed 50% of a student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award.