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Grants

Grants do not need to be repaid if you meet all of the conditions of the award.

 

Federal Grants

Pell Grant Policies

Adjustments between first disbursement and the first Pell Recalculation Date

  • Your initial Pell Grant is awarded on the assumption you will be full-time. Before your aid first disburses for the semester, your 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.

Pell Recalculation Date (PRD)

  • Pell recalculation refers to the process of reviewing Pell recipients’ enrollment changes during the semester and adjusting the Pell grant to reflect current enrollment.
  • Any classes added after your Pell Recalculation Date (PRD) for the semester typically are excluded when determining your Pell Grant eligibility.
  • Your Pell Recalculation Date is based on your individual enrollment.  See the table below for the date when your Pell grant may be recalculated.  
    • Be sure to enroll in any classes that start prior to the first PRD before it passes for them to be included in Pell Grant eligibility.
  • 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.
Fall 2022
SessionFall 2022
Session Start and End Dates
Pell Recalculation Date (PRD)
Regular 15-week8/22/22 - 12/09/229/02/2022*

Students will begin to see their adjusted aid on their student account at the end of the same week.
1st 5-week8/22/22 - 09/23/22
1st 7-week8/22/22 - 10/07/22
1st 10-week8/22/22 - 10/28/22
2nd 5-week9/26/22 - 10/28/2211/02/2022*

Students will begin to see their adjusted aid on their student account at the end of the same week.
2nd 7-week10/17/22 - 12/09/22
2nd 10-week9/26/22 -12/09/22
3rd 5-week10/31/22 - 12/09/22
Special SessionsVaries, but any that start after 09/03/22
Spring 2023
SessionSpring 2023
Session Start and End Dates
Pell Recalculation Date (PRD)
Regular 15-week01/09/23 - 04/28/2301/23/23*

Students will begin to see their adjusted aid on their student account at the end of the same week.
1st 5-week01/09/23 - 02/10/23
1st 7-week01/09/23 - 02/24/23
1st 10-week01/09/23 - 03/17/23
2nd 5-week02/13/23 - 03/17/2303/29/23*

Students will begin to see their adjusted aid on their student account at the end of the same week.
2nd 7-week03/06/23 - 04/28/23
2nd 10-week02/13/23 - 04/28/23
3rd 5-week03/27/23 - 04/28/23
Special SessionsVaries, but any that start after 01/24/23

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 your Pell Recalculation Date for situations where:
    1. You drop a class or workshop before it starts
    2. You drop without a “W”
    3. You drop with a “W” and your attendance cannot be documented
    4. You do not attend a class
    5. Your professor is unable to document your attendance in a class
    6. 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.