Year Round Pell

Beginning summer 2018, Pell Grants are available year round.

For some students, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) to receive the Pell Grant for summer. Awarding begins in April.

Pell Grants For Summer

Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you? If you were a Pell eligible student in fall and/or spring, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for summer!

Eligibility

To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must:

  • Have completed a FAFSA for the academic year
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Enroll in summer classes by the census datge
  • In most cases, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6+ credits)
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Have lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining

Important facts to consider:

  • Pell Grant alone is not enough to cover the full cost of attending classes in the summer.
  • Many students use their full loan eligibility over the fall and spring semesters, leaving nothing available for summer. If possible, students should reserve some of their annual federal loan eligibility for the summer.
  • Eligible students may receive up to three Pell awards in one academic year.
  • The maximum timeframe that students may receive Federal Pell Grant is the equivalent of twelve full-time semesters.