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Year Round Pell Grants

The Department of Education has announced that students that are eligible for Pell Grant may be able to receive a third disbursement of Pell Grant. This allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for up to 150 percent of the student's annual Pell Grant for an award year.

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, an eligible student may now receive full Federal Pell Grant for summer 2018 even if they received a full Federal Pell Grant during the fall and spring semesters.

To be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds:

  • student must have completed the 2017-18 FAFSA and must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period

  • student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) during the summer term

  • student must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid

Important Note:​ The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by federal law to be 600 percent. If a student's lifetime eligibility used (LEU) equals or exceeds 600 percent, the student may no longer receive Pell Grant funding. Students can log on to www.nslds.ed.gov to view their Pell Grant LEU.