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Pell Information

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 $598 to $5,815 per academic year, and 2017-2018 Pell Grants range from $606 to $5,920 per 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  The Jefferson College Title IV School Code is 002468.