Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grant

Who is eligible?

Because the federal Pell Grant is not a loan, you won’t have to pay the funds back. However, students who don't finish attending or don't receive a passing grade in the classes may have to pay part or all of their pell grant back. Your eligibility for the Pell Grant is based on need (through information on the FAFSA), and you can only receive it if you have not yet completed a bachelor’s degree.

Your status will be re-evaluated each academic year when a new FAFSA is submitted. You may only receive 600 percent of your Pell Grant eligibility and can use up to 150 percent per academic aid year if attending full-time fall, winter and spring semesters.

You will also need to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue receiving Pell Grants.

How it’s disbursed

Pell Grants are first disbursed to your college tuition account to pay your tuition bill and any other authorized charges. Remaining funds will then be sent to you in the form of a check.

Have additional questions about qualifying for the Pell Grant?

The Financial Aid Office is here to help! Contact us at (801) 524-8111 with any further questions.