Year Round Pell

Year-Round Pell

Important Notice for Pell Grant Eligible Students

Students may now receive up to two scheduled Pell Grant awards during a single award year if enrolled at least half-time — minimum 6 credit hours for the summer semester.

To receive a second scheduled Pell Grant award, you must show accelerated academic progress by passing at least 24 credit hours in an academic year (17/18), and be working on at least the 25th credit hour during the semester in which you receive the second Pell Grant. In most cases, this will be the summer semester. You must also be enrolled at least half-time — minimum 6 credit hours for the summer semester.

Example 1:

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 12 credit hours

Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 12 credit hours

Enrolls in 6 credit hours. Because student will be working on the 25th credit hour and is at least half-time for summer, the student is eligible for a second scheduled Pell Grant

50% Pell awarded

50% Pell awarded

Example 2:

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

 

Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours

 

Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours

Enrolls in 6 credit hours. Student is not eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant because student will not be working on the 25th credit hour during the summer semester. However, if student enrolls in 7 credit hours, student will be eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant because student will be working on the 25th credit hour.

50% Pell awarded

50% Pell awarded

Example 3:

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours

Enrolled in 12 credit hours, passed 12 credit hours

Enrolls in 4 credit hours. Student is not eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant, even though will be working on the 25th credit hour, student is not half-time.

50% Pell awarded

50% Pell awarded

Example 4:

Fall 2017

Spring 2018

Summer 2018

 

Enrolled in 6 credit hours, passed 6 credit hours

 

Enrolled in 9 credit hours, passed 9 credit hours

Enrolls in 6 credit hours. Student is not eligible for second scheduled Pell Grant because student will not be working on the 25th credit hour. However, student is eligible for remaining first scheduled Pell Grant award based on 6 credit hours.

25% Pell awarded

37.5% Pell awarded

Potential Issues

A change in your enrollment status could cause you to lose your Pell Grant funds. If your enrollment drops to less than half-time — less than 6 credit hours — for the summer semester, you may lose eligibility for the Pell Grant listed on your award letter.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress
If you are enrolled for the Spring 2018 semester and you do not complete and pass 75% of your classes with a minimum 2.0 GPA, you may lose eligibility for the Pell Grant listed on your award letter for the summer semester. Because Spring semester grades will not be posted until a week before the summer semester begins, you may not receive notification prior to the start of the summer semester if you are no longer eligible for the Pell Grant.