What is the Federal Pell Grant program?

The Federal Pell Grant Program is the largest federal need-based student aid program providing grant assistance ranging from $500 to $6,095 to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program and have not received their first bachelor´s degree. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, cost of education, and enrollment status. The amount of the student´s award is determined using the Federal Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR), Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the Payment Schedule provided by the U.S. Department of Education.


Are graduate students eligible for Federal Pell Grants?

Federal Pell Grants are not available to Graduate Students. Only undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program and who have not received their first bachelor´s degree.


How do I know if I am eligible for a Federal Pell Grant?

The largest federal need-based student aid program providing grant assistance ranging from $500 to $6,095 to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a degree or certificate program and who have not received their first bachelor´s degree. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need. Estimated family Contribution (EFC) is equal to or less than $5,486 or less for the 2018-19 academic year.

Student Awards are determined by Cost of Attendance and Enrollment status.  Please note that students’ Pell Grants are adjusted based on their enrollment status at any point during the semester if there is a change to the number of credit hours they are registered for in a given term.

Click here to access the FAFSA if you have not already completed it.


What is the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)?

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) provides grant assistance to students with exceptional financial need. In awarding Supplemental Grants, priority is given to undergraduate full time day Pell Grant recipients with the highest demonstrated financial need.