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. Year-round Pell Grant availability can provide students with an excellent opportunity to accelerate program completion, possibly saving on overall degree cost and limiting student loan debt.
As an example of how Year-Round Pell will work: if an eligible student in an academic year receives a full-time Pell award total of $5,960; $2,960 for the fall and spring semesters, this student will now be eligible to receive up to another full-time Pell Grant of $2,960 for the summer semester if they were to enroll full-time for summer or up to a total of $8880 for the entire academic year. If the student enrolled half-time, he or she would receive $1,480 of Pell Grant for summer, or one-half of a full disbursement.
Please note that the provisions of the new law state that any Pell Grant received will be included in determining the student's Pell Grant duration of eligibility and Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).
Students that have been awarded Pell Grant for the 2017-2018 academic year are encouraged to contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for assistance with financial planning for the Summer of 2018.
NOTE: We will update information as additional details are announced.