To receive a 2023–2024 federal Pell Grant, you must
- complete the FAFSA;
- have an expected family contribution (EFC) of 6656 or less;
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen;
- be enrolled in a first-time bachelor’s degree program;
- maintain satisfactory academic progress; and
- complete any verification requirements, if selected.
- Changes to your eligibility after the verification process or a review of changed FAFSA data may result in changes to the amount of offered Pell Grant.
General Pell Grant Information
- Congress determines the maximum Pell Grant—the Department of Education uses the FAFSA to determine who is eligible to receive the grant.
- A Pell Grant alone will not cover tuition and fees.
- Pell-eligible students who enroll in a summer semester may qualify for additional summer Pell Grant funding.
- Amounts vary year-to-year based on the FAFSA data and federal grant funding.
- Students of a parent or legal guardian who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11 may qualify for additional Pell Grant.