Year-Round Pell

Need more money for college?

Use Pell funds in the summer and achieve your academic goals. 

  • Attend Fall, Spring, and Summer terms and you may receive additional Pell funds.

  • Use Summer Pell to accelerate graduation.

  • Complete the Summer request form to see your Financial Aid Summer Offer prior to registration or enroll in at least 6 credit hours to access year-round Pell funds.

  • Students must use 100% of initial Pell Grant to expand to 150% Pell Grant eligibility.

Frequently asked Questions about Year-Round Pell

What is Year-Round Pell Grant?

The US Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2017, allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for up to 150 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year.  This provision is effective beginning with the 2017-2018 award year.

How do I request use of my Pell Grant in the Summer?

Students can either complete the request for summer financial aid or register for summer course. Once the summer form is processed or you have registered for courses, your summer award will be posted. 

Will I be eligible for Year-Round Pell?

To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time, in the payment period(s) for which the student receives the additional Pell Grant funds in excess of 100 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award.

When will I know if I am eligible for Year-Round Pell?

Once the summer request for is processed or you register in summer courses, the available Pell Grant amount will be calculated based on your Pell Grant usage and remaining eligibility at the 100% scheduled award plus the additional 50%.

How does this affect my lifetime Pell Grant?

It is deducted from your 600% Pell Lifetime Eligibility Usage (LEU). Visit NSLDS to view your current Pell usage.