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Federal Pell Grant


A non-repayable, federally funded program for undergraduate students pursuing a first Bachelor's degree. Awards vary in amount each year and are based on financial need and hours of enrollment. Pell Grant is awarded based on full-time status but will be adjusted and disbursed based on actual hours enrolled. Students receiving full time Pell Grant awards for the fall and spring semesters will have no remaining eligibility for summer.

Effective for the 2012-2013 Award Year, the duration of a student's eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant will be limited to 12 semesters, or until a bachelor's degree is earned, whichever comes first. This limitation includes the percentage of Federal Pell Grant the student has received from all post-secondary institutions, for a maximum of 600%.

For example: Students who enroll full-time during the fall and spring semesters will receive 100% of their Pell Grant eligibility. Students can receive 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant based on full time enrollment.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)


A non-repayable, federally funded, university-based program for undergraduate students pursuing a first Bachelor's degree. Priority consideration is given to early applicants who are Pell eligible, demonstrate the most financial need and have the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the Student Aid Report.