Federal Financial Aid

Federal Pell Grant: Federal Pell Grant: Need-based grant which serves as the foundation to which other sources of aid are added. Awards range from $692 to $6,095. Available to full-time and part-time undergraduates.

Summer Pell Grant Students that are eligible for a Pell Grant for 2018-19 may be eligible to receive an additional Pell Grant award, up to 150% of their Pell Grant Scheduled award, in the Summer of 2019

  1. How do I know if I am eligible to receive an additional Pell Grant for the summer term? The student must:
    • Have an official FAFSA on file for 2018-19
    • Have completed all verification required if applicable
    • Be registered for at least 6 credits for the summer term
    • Be in good academic standing, i.e. making Satisfactory Academic Progress
    • Have a Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage less than 600%
    • NOTE: the amount of the Pell Grant is based upon your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined from your FAFSA filing, your Cost of Attendance, and your enrollment status. Your eligibility for a Summer Pell Grant will be determined by Financial Aid.
  2. What happens if I drop below half-time (6 credits) enrollment for the Additional Pell period?
    • It is possible that you could owe money back for all or part of your Federal Pell Grant if you do not complete classes that you registered for in the summer.
  3. What is the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage?
    • The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%.
    • Any Pell grant used for the Summer will count towards your Pell LEU percentage.
  4. How can I determine my Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) percentage?
    • You can log on to National Student Loan Data System (NSLDSĀ®) at: https://www.nslds.ed.gov and, using your FSA ID, view your LEU. The LEU will be found on the Financial Aid Review page.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): This grant is awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Awards range from $400-$1,000 per academic year.

Federal Work-Study Program (FWS):This need-based program enables students to work part-time on campus while gaining valuable work experience. Students are paid on a monthly basis.

Federal Direct Loan Program: This program consists of low-interest loans for students and parents.