​Pell Grant (FPELL)


​What is the Pell Grant?

​The Pell Grant program is the largest federal grant program for undergraduate college students. Awards are based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and current enrollment status.
Check your estimated EFC. 


2018-19: $0 thru $6095 (maximum amount with a zero EFC).

Eligibility for the Pell Grant is based on financial need, as determined by the information submitted on the FAFSA.  As of July 1, 2012, students are unable to received Pell Grant for more than 12 semesters, or roughly 6 years. It is important to be aware of this if you are planning on pursuing a Bachelor's degree. 

​I have been awarded a Pell Grant, how do I receive my payment?

Typically, each semester the Pell Grant is disbursed in four disbursements of 25% of your total award eligibility. The amount disbursed is dependent upon your total Pell Grant award for the semester as well as the number of units for which you are currently enrolled. Additionally, if you add or drop units throughout the semester, your total Pell Grant eligibility for the semester may be adjusted and future disbursements could be affected or cancelled.   For more information visit our Payment Calculation & Information​ webpage.

If your financial aid is processed late and you miss a standard disbursement, your funds will be released at the next disbursement date and will include any missed disbursements. For more information visit our Disbursement Schedule webpage.

  • Want to learn more about the Federal Pell Grant?  Visit the Federal Student Aid Webpage 
  • Apply for the Federal Pell Grant by completing the FAFSA at: www.fafsa.gov
    • The 2018-19 FAFSA covers Summer 18, Fall 2018, Spring 2019 & Summer 2019