Grants do not need to be repaid if you meet all of the conditions of the award.
The most common of the federal grants, the Pell Grant is an entitlement grant based on financial need. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the end result of completing the FAFSA and is used as an index to determine your eligibility for the Pell Grant. Only students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree may be awarded a Pell Grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG is a federal grant available to a limited number of first-time undergraduate degree-seeking students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. You’ll apply for this grant through the FAFSA. To be eligible for an FSEOG award, you must also be awarded a Pell Grant. Funding is limited, so submit your FAFSA by Boise State’s priority date have a greater chance of receiving the award.
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Under this scholarship, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made.
Please review the following form or contact our office for further information on eligibility.
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Pell Grant Policies
Adjustments between first disbursement and the financial aid Census Date
Your initial Pell Grant is awarded on the assumption you will be full-time. Before your aid first disburses for the semester, the number of financial aid eligible credits is reviewed. If you are enrolled in fewer than 12 credits, your Pell Grant will be adjusted.
Waitlisted classes are excluded from your Pell Grant eligibility until you are officially enrolled in the class and it appears on your schedule.
It’s smart to add classes before you drop classes so you can avoid an inadvertent withdrawal for the semester. The Registrar’s Office has an Enrollment Swap function that allows you to exchange two courses without having to drop one class to add another.
If you add or drop a class after your Pell Grant has disbursed, your student account will immediately reflect any resulting changes to student fees, yet the Pell Grant adjustments will be delayed
You may have a visible balance or refund on your student account until your enrollment is reviewed again.
Pell Grant Census Date/Tenth Day of Classes
Any classes added after the census date for the semester typically are excluded when determining your Pell Grant eligibility.
This applies to internships, workshops, and other classes, even if the university allows you to add these credits after the census date.
Pell Grant is based upon your enrollment and attendance
Your Pell Grant award is based on the assumption that you attend and participate in educational activities for all of your enrolled classes. Pell Grant amounts are adjusted for non-attendance in courses.
Your Pell Grant award will be recalculated and reduced if you drop below the financial aid eligible credits you had in place at 11:59 p.m. on the census date for situations where:
You drop a class or workshop before it starts
You drop without a “W”
You drop with a “W” and your attendance cannot be documented
You do not attend a class
Your professor is unable to document your attendance in a class
You receive an “F” and your professor reports that you never attended
Be aware of your status if you enroll in sequenced classes within the same semester. If passing a class is required to continue in the sequence, your financial aid credit load will be reduced if you fail to meet the prerequisites for the next class and are administratively dropped from the class.