Grants are awarded to undergraduate students based upon financial need and enrollment status.
The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federally funded grant program. Pell provides a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added. 2016-2017 Pell Grants range from approximately $590 to $5,815 per academic year. Students who have earned a Bachelor's or Professional Degree are not eligible to receive a Pell Grant. To receive a Federal Pell Grant, if financially eligible, you must also:
- Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student;
- Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
- Be making satisfactory academic progress;
- Not be in default on a student loan;
- Not owe a refund on any Title IV aid at any institution;
- Have a High School Diploma or GED Certificate
Pell funds may only be received at one institution during any given period of enrollment. Concurrent enrollment at two or more institutions is not allowed unless a consortium agreement has been arranged.
Pell Grant eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information regarding the FAFSA application visit www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Jefferson College Title IV School Code is 002468.