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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 $605 - $5,645 (maximum grant amount) for full-time students (NOTE: 2014-15 Pell Grant information will not be available until Feb/March of 2014).

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.

Visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information.


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.