Federal Pell Grant

  • Does not need to be repaid
  • Based on financial need, as determined by results of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Awarded to undergraduates who have not yet earned a bachelorís or professional degree
  • Must have received either a high school diploma or General Educational Development certification (among new applicants, not enrolled by July 1, 2012)
  • The maximum Pell Grant award amounts for the 2012-13 year are each $5,550. Your award amount depends on your financial need, your costs to attend school, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less
  • You can only receive a Pell Grant for up to a maximum of 12 semester or the equivalent

You must be eligible for federal financial aid to receive the grant.

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