Year-round Pell now available!

August 1, 2017

Attention Students! Year-Round Pell is now available!! As of July 1, 2017, Pell-eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled award each year. That includes summer semesters, which may help students in financial need finish their degree sooner. If you were a full-time Pell eligible student in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, and enrolled for Summer 2017, you may qualify!

To be eligible:

  • 2017-2018 FAFSA must be completed
  • Must be Pell eligible
  • Must be meeting Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Important Note:  Receiving a Pell award in Summer 2017 may affect your Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. If you received 50% of your Pell award in Summer 2017 and 50% of your Pell grant award in Fall 2017, then you must attend at least 6 units in Spring 2018 to be eligible for a 50% Pell grant award. Your PELL Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) will also be increased.

Summer 2017 (50%)  
Fall 2017         (50%) 
Spring 2018    (50%, if enrolled in at least 6 units)

The Financial Aid Office advises you to consider these factors when accepting your award. If you choose to decline the summer 2017 Pell award, please complete the 2017/18 Returning or Declining Pell Grant Funds form and submitted to the Financial Aid Office.