Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is the largest student financial assistance program funded by the Federal government. The amount of the Pell grant awards varies based on your need, the cost of attendance, and your enrollment status. The Pell grant is for undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. In some cases, you might receive a Pell Grant for attending a post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program.
The Pell Grant is a need-based award. The award amount is based on financial need, the cost of attendance at your school and your enrollment status (full-time or part-time). Effective with the 2012-2013 award year, students are limited to 12 semesters (or the equivalent) of Pell Grants.
- Demonstrate financial need
- Be an undergraduate student at an approved postsecondary school
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
How to Apply:
Students should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). To receive additional information about Federal Pell Grants visit the Federal Student Aid website.