Effective Summer 2018, the Department of Education has approved Year Round Pell Grants. Translation, if you received your full annual Pell Grant for the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters, you could possibly be eligible for an additional Pell Grant in the summer. To be considered, a student must be enrolled for at least 6 (summer) credits, be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), as well as, meet all other eligibility requirements.
If a Pell Grant eligible student attended less than full time (i.e. 12 credits) for fall and/or spring and did not use their full annual Pell Grant eligibility entitlement, the student may have remaining Pell Grant available to them in the Summer. Remaining academic year Pell Grant can be awarded for as little a one 3.0 credit class. Pell Grant eligibility would depend on the student's Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).
You need to request that the financial aid office review your file to determine your summer financial aid eligibility. This would be accomplished by completing the Summer Request form. Additional information and a Summer Request form are available here.
The best time to submit your Summer 18 Request form to the financial aid office is during March and April.
Yes, a Summer Request form should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office on or before Friday, June 8, 2018.
The maximum Pell Grant a student may receive during their college career is 600%, or roughly 12 semesters. Additional summer Pell Grant received will count towards a student's aggregate total, (150% is used if enrolled full-time all three semesters).