Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grant Requirements
In order to qualify for a Federal Pell Grant, you must meet the following requirements:
- Have submitted a FAFSA and completed the verification process, if required
- Meet the general federal student aid eligibility requirements
- Students must be accepted into a Title IV eligible program at ACHS
- Students are not eligible if they already have a bachelor’s degree
- Lifetime Federal Pell Eligibility limits a student to 600% of Pell funds
A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants are only awarded to undergraduate students who have not previously earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree with a demonstrated financial need.
Frequently Asked Questions
Federal Pell Grant FAQs
Amounts can change annually. For information on the current maximum Pell Grant award, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell.
Awarded amounts will be determined by:
- Your financial need
- Your cost of attendance
- Your enrollment status
Note: The maximum award amount is automatically given for any Federal Pell-Grant-eligible student whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after Sept.11, 2001, regardless of EFC. You must be under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent’s or guardian’s death.
All federal student aid, including Federal Pell Grant funds, is disbursed to students 30 days after the start date of a semester following verification of attendance in the semester during the first 14 days of class. Students must participate in an academically-related activity in their online classroom during the first two weeks of class or they may be subject to administrative withdrawal and/or cancellation of financial aid.
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