Pell Grants are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a prior bachelor’s degree. The maximum Pell Grant award in the 2023-24 award year was $7,395.

To apply for a Pell Grant, simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Eligibility is based upon the Student Aid Index (SAI) as calculated on the FAFSA.

The College normally credits Pell Grant funds toward the cost of tuition and housing & food. Pell Grants are distributed half each semester. The Financial Aid Office posts the disbursement to the student's account as early as possible at the beginning of each semester. If you fail to submit the information needed to qualify for a Pell Grant by the normal distribution dates, you may be able to receive a later disbursement if your FAFSA is processed with no remaining exceptions by the end of the school year and your Pell Grant is certified by the Financial Aid Office by that date.

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