Federal Pell Grants
The federal Pell Grant is based on the student’s FAFSA and the resulting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) calculation. For 2013-14, the annual grant amount ranges from $5,645 (maximum grant amount) down to $605 for full-time students. The grant amount is based on:
- The University's cost of attendance
- The student's enrollment status (full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, or less-than-half-time)
- The student's EFC (for 2013-14, the EFC must be 5,081 or less)
Changes for 2013-14:
The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2013-14 Award Year is $5,645 (up from $5,550 for 2012-13).
Pell eligibility is calculated annually based on the student's FAFSA data for that academic year.
To obtain a federal Pell Grant, the student must complete the FAFSA and be within the EFC eligibility range for that specific year. In addition, a student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and must meet all other eligibility requirements.