Federal Pell Grant

This is the basic grant available to undergraduate students who have demonstrated an exceptional financial need on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.  The Department of Education determines a student’s eligibility based on a student’s answers to the FAFSA.  Students must also meet other eligibility requirements to remain eligible for this award.  The maximum award for the 2023-24 academic year is $6,895, if students are enrolled full-time.  The award amount is reduced for students enrolled less than full-time.  A Federal Pell Grant,unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid; except under certain circumstances.  Students must remember to complete and submit a FAFSA application every year as soon as possible, beginning October 1.