Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. If you have criminal records, you are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant. Unlike a loan, you do not have to replay four Federal Pell Grant. A student enrolled in a post baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant. The amount of money that you will get through Federal Pell Grant will depend upon:
- Financial need
- Cost of attendance
- Status of a full-time or part-time student
- Duration of the program
If your parent or guardian died as a result of military service while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan post 9/11, you may be eligible for additional Federal Pell Grant funds provided, at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death, you were either less than 24 years of age or enrolled in college at least part-time.
Payment Mode of Federal Pell Grant Recipients
Your school can apply Federal Pell Grant funds to your school costs, pay you directly, or combine these methods. Amounts can change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $7,395 for the 2023–24 award year (July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024).
For latest updates see official website of Federal Pell Grants https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/pell