Pell Grants

The Federal Pell Grant Program helps eligible students defray the cost of post-secondary education. The Pell Grant is a Federal Aid Program designed to provide a "Foundation" of financial assistance to all undergraduate students and may be combined with other forms of aid to meet the full cost of education. To qualify, a student must demonstrate financial need.  The amount of the grant is based on the computed Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the level of funding, and the cost of education. Students enrolled for less than full time will receive a reduced grant award in accordance with federal grid tables. Pell Grant eligibility will usually be limited to 180 earned hours of undergraduate study. Eligibility must be established each year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A student must be enrolled in an eligible program as a degree-seeking student.
  • A student must be an undergraduate who has not earned a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Meet the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy


Information on this webpage is subject to change due to changes in Federal Guidelines.