Pell Grant (Federal)

The Pell Grant is the largest of the government's student aid programs and is the starting point for most students seeking financial aid. Awards for the 2016-2017 academic year will depend on the level of program funding.

How to Apply

Forms are available in each campus Financial Aid office. Students should:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
  2. Apply during the application period: January 2, 2016–June 30, 2017

Note: Priority awarding deadline date is April 15, 2016


Students are eligible if they:

  1. Are admitted to the College as regular students
  2. Enroll in an eligible degree or certificate program
  3. Are a U.S. citizen, national or permanent resident and have met selective service registration requirements
  4. Are making satisfactory academic progress
  5. Are neither in default nor overpayment on student loans or other aid
  6. Have financial need based on the federal need analysis