A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. In order to receive a Pell Grant the student must:
- 1. Be enrolled as a regular student;
- 2. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/;
- 3. Have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent;
- 4. Be either a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen;
- 5. Have a valid Social Security Number;
- 6. Register with the Selective Service if required;
- 7. Maintain satisfactory academic progress once in school
The amount depends on your financial need, costs to attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
Students are not eligible for a Pell Grant if he or she is enrolled in an elementary or secondary school, has obtained a Bachelors Degree, is in default on a student loan, or owes a refund on a student grant from the U.S. Department of Education.