Pell Grant Enrollment Status Requirements
Students must meet Pell Grant enrollment status requirements in order to be eligible to receive the full Pell Grant award amount. The Pell Grant amount shown in the award letter is assuming that the student is attending school as a full-time student. Students that are below full-time will be awards the Pell Grant based on their current enrollment status.
Students that are considered full-time will receive 100% of the semesterís award amount, three-fourth enrollment status will receive 75% of the semesterís award amount, half-time students will receive 50% of the semesterís award amount, and students less than half-time will receive 25% of the semesterís award amount.
Full-Time Student: 100% of Pell Grant Award
Three-Fourth Time Student: 75% of Pell Grant Award
Half Time Student: 50% of Pell Grant Award
Below Half Time Student: 25% of Pell Grant Award
For example, students that qualify for the full Pell Grant amount of $5,550 and are half-time students will receive $2,775 (half of $5,550) for the full-year. Students that qualify for the full Pell Grant amount and are below half-time status will receive $1,388 (25% of $5,550) for the full year.
If your enrollment status changes for the following semester then your Pell Grant award amount will also change. Increasing your status will increase your Pell Grant amount and vice versa when lowering your status.
If the student changes enrollment prior to the quarter of term, the award will be adjusted or cancelled as appropriate. If the student changes enrollment after the quarter of term, the award will not be adjusted.
If the student fails one or more courses due to non-attendance, your financial aid office will determine the student's last date of academic activity in the class and adjust the Pell Grant accordingly. This may result in the student having to repay their Pell Grant back the following semester. If the student is graduating then they will be sent a notification requesting repayment of their Pell Grant award.
Students that lower their enrollment status during the school term will be required to repay the amount that they no longer qualify to receive. For example, a student that is full-time at the beginning of the semester and decides to drop a couple courses and becomes a part-time student will be required to repay 50 percent of the Pell Grant award amount.