The Federal Pell Grant

Description:

The Federal Pell Grant is a form of gift aid and does not have to be repaid as long as the student was and remains eligible for the grant disbursement.

Process:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Process.

Amounts:

2017-18 Award Year

2018-19 Award Year

  • The 2018-19 Award Year maximum and minimum Pell Grant Scheduled Award amounts have not yet been published by the U.S. Department of Education.

Summer Pell Grant

Students who do not enroll full-time in the fall and spring semesters usually have some remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the summer.  Effective with Summer 2018, otherwise Pell eligible students who received 100 percent of their Pell Grant Scheduled Award over the previous fall and spring semesters and who enroll in at least 6 hours (half-time) in the summer will be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds if permitted by their enrollment status and EFC. 

Eligibility:

    Students must:

  • meet all the Basic Student Eligibility criteria, and
  • be enrolled in either a baccalaureate, or a professional degree program (with fewer than 72 earned hours), and
  • cannot have previously earned a baccalaureate or professional degree, or have completed all the UGA requirements for either type of degree.

    Concurrent Enrollment at Two Colleges:

  • Federal law does not permit a student to receive a Federal Pell Grant from more than one school for the same period of enrollment.
  • The U.S. Department of Education notifies the schools when this occurs and the student will be required to return the Federal Pell Grant funds to either UGA or the other school.

    Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU):

    Award Year Consideration Deadline: