Undergraduate Student Grants and Loans
Federal Pell Grant
Type of Aid
Grant does not have to be repaid.
Available almost exclusively to undergraduates; all eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amount they qualify for.
- complete the FAFSA.
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
- be an undergraduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program
- maintain satisfactory academic progress
- not have defaulted on or owe a refund to any previous aid program
Also, Pell Grant eligible students who were less than 24 years old or enrolled in a postsecondary program when a parent or guardian died as a result of combat in Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11/2001 are eligible for a maximum Pell Grant. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.
If your parent(s) or guardian(s) died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and you are not eligible for the Pell Grant, you may qualify for the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) Program. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance for more information.
- $575 to $5,550 for the 2012-2013 academic year
- $582 to $5,645 for the 2013-2014 academic year
Eligible students may receive the Pell grant for a maximum award duration of 12 full-time semesters (or part time equivalent) which is equal to six annualscheduled awards or 600 percent of lifetime eligibility. Students may track their lifetime Pell grant eligibility by logging into the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at www.nslds.ed.gov.