Federal Pell Grant (FPELL)
To get a Pell grant, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must be an undergraduate student who does not have a bachelor's or a professional degree. If you are enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teaching certificate program, you also may receive a Pell grant. 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. If you received a Pell Grant for the first time on or after July 1, 2008, you can only receive the Pell Grant for up to 18 semesters or the equivalent.
Current Year Award Amount: The maximum PELL award is $5,920.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFCs will be the first to get FSEOGs. Just like Pell Grants, FSEOGs do not have to be paid back. To get a FSEOG, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).