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Year-Round Pell

Important Notice for Pell Grant Eligible Students

Year-Round Pell

Students may now receive up to two scheduled Pell Grant awards during a single award year if enrolled at least half-time — minimum 6 credit hours for the summer semester.

To receive a second scheduled Pell Grant award, you must show accelerated academic progress by passing at least 24 credit hours in an academic year (17/18), and be working on at least the 25th credit hour during the semester in which you receive the second Pell Grant. In most cases, this will be the summer semester. You must also be enrolled at least half-time — minimum 6 credit hours for the summer semester.

Example 1
Criteria Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Credit Hours Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 12 credit hours Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 12 credit hours Enrolls in 6 credit hours. Because student will be working on the 25th credit hour and is at least half-time for summer, the student is eligible for a second scheduled Pell Grant.
Amount Awarded 50% Pell awarded 50% Pell awarded  

 

Example 2
Criteria Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Credit Hours Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours Enrolls in 6 credit hours. Student is not eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant because student will not be working on the 25th credit hour during the summer semester. However, if student enrolls in 7 credit hours, student will be eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant because student will be working on the 25th credit hour.
Amount Awarded 50% Pell awarded 50% Pell awarded  

 

Example 3
Criteria Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Credit Hours Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 12 credit hours Enrolls in 4 credit hours. Student is not eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant, even though will be working on the 25th credit hour, student is not half-time.
Amount Awarded 50% Pell awarded 50% Pell awarded  

 

Example 4
Criteria Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Credit Hours Enrolled in 6 credit hours, passed 6 credit hours Enrolled in 9 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours Enrolls in 6 credit hours. Student is not eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant because student will not be working on the 25th credit hour. However, student is eligible for remaining first scheduled Pell Grant award based on 6 credit hours.
Amount Awarded 25% Pell awarded 37.5% Pell awarded  

 

Potential Issues

A change in your enrollment status could cause you to lose your Pell Grant funds. If your enrollment drops to less than half-time — less than 6 credit hours — for the summer semester, you may lose eligibility for the Pell Grant listed on your award letter.