The federal Pell Grant is a need based grant for undergraduate students who have not yet completed a baccalaureate or first professional degree and who meet all other federal eligibility requirements. The Financial Aid Office will calculate the amount of the student’s award based upon the student’s Student Aid Index (SAI, beginning with 2024-25), cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Receipt of a Pell Grant does not depend upon the availability of funds; all students who meet the federal eligibility requirements will be awarded the grant.
The amount of the Federal Pell Grant depends in part on the amount that Congress appropriates for the program. The maximum award for a full-time student for 2023-24 is $7,395. It may be possible to also receive a Federal Pell Grant in summer; the Financial Aid Office can help you determine if you may be eligible for summer funding.
Students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be automatically considered for the Pell Grant. Pell grant renewal is dependent on the student filing the FAFSA each year and continuing to meet the eligibility requirements.