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.


2018-19 Award Year

2019-20 Award Year

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. Additionally, since UGA treats the summer term as a trailer term for federal aid purposes, students will have their Federal Pell Grant eligibility for summer 2019 determined by their 2018-19 FAFSA information. 


    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:


Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Under this scholarship, beginning with the 2018-2019 award year, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year for which the determination of eligibility is made. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must be Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (up to 5486 for the 2018-2019 award year and 5576 for the 2019-2020 award year), and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent’s or guardian’s death.