Available to undergraduate students with the greatest financial need, who meet federal eligibility requirements and do not yet have a bachelor's degree. For 2023-2024, the annual amount for a full-time student ranges from $767 to $7,395 based on a formula and payment schedule issued by the U.S. Department of Education. In certain situations, an eligible student can receive up to 150% of the scheduled Pell Grant for an academic year. Grants are prorated for enrollment less than full-time. In some cases, a student enrolled less than half-time may qualify for a Pell Grant. Eligibility is limited to no more than 12 full-time equivalent semesters.
To apply for a Federal Pell Grant, fill out your FAFSA and continue to submit your FAFSA for each year you are enrolled.
During the Fall 2023 semester, 30 percent of full-time undergraduate students received a Federal Pell Grant. Of these recipients, 83 percent were female. Female students represent 88 percent of the total undergraduate student body. 66 percent of Federal Pell Grant recipients were of White/Non-Hispanic ethnicity, which represents 76 percent of the student body. The table below is a breakdown of Fall 2023 enrollment by gender and race/ethnicity of students receiving Federal Pell Grants.
Fall 2023 Federal Pell Grant Recipients
|American Indian or Alaska Native
|Black or African American
|Hispanic of Any Race
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
|Race and Ethnicity Unknown
|Two or More Races