The 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.
2017-18 Award Year
- The 2017-18 Award Year maximum Pell Grant Scheduled Award amount is $5,920 and the minimum is $606. The Pell Grant eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) range is 0 to 5328.
- See the 2017-18 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.
- 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):
- See Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) under Important Terms.
Award Year Consideration Deadline:
- The U.S. Department of Education must process a student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and calculate an official Federal Pell Grant eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) the earlier of either the student's last date of attendance in the applicable Award Year, or June 30 of the applicable Award Year in order for the student to be considered for the Federal Pell Grant for that Award Year. Also see Retroactive Federal Student Aid (FSA).