Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is gift assistance based on financial need that does not need to be repaid. Pell Grants are considered a foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added.
Awards range from $706 to $5645 for 2013-2014 and $716 to $5730 for 2014-2015. Once you have received a Pell Grant for 12 full time semesters or the equivalent, you will no longer be eligible for additional Pell Grant.
To be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, the student must meet these requirements each academic year:
- Complete a FAFSA.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
- Be a degree-seeking student (A.A.S., A.A., A.S., or bachelor's degree program) or enrolled in a financial assistance eligible certificate program.
- Have a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC), as determined by the FAFSA.
- Have not have previously received a bachelor's degree.
- Must not owe a repayment or be in default under any state or federal grant or loan program.
- Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress at SCF.
Financial aid services will verify your eligibility based on the information submitted on your FAFSA.
More information on Federal Pell Grants.