Federal Pell Grant


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.


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


2015-16 Award Year

2016-17 Award Year

  • The 2016-17 Award Year maximum Pell Grant Scheduled Award is $5,815 and the minimum is $598.  The Pell Grant eligible EFC range is 0 to 5284.
  • See the 2016-17 UGA Pell Grant Payment Chart to view all possible Pell award amounts based on your EFC and Enrollment Status.

Summer Pell Grant

Note that otherwise eligible students enrolled full-time in the fall and spring semesters will receive one-half of their Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award each semester, and will not have any remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the summer.  Students who do not enroll full-time in the fall and spring semesters usually have some remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the summer.


    Students must:

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