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Pell grant lifetime maximum

Pell grant lifetime maximums: The Federal Pell grant will be limited to the equivalent of six full-time years of study (600%.) Once this amount has been reached, you will no longer be able to receive Pell grant funds. Make sure you work closely with your advisor to take only those classes you need for your degree so that you have Pell funds available after your transfer to a 4-year college! Pell is only available for undergraduate students.


If you enroll full-time for each semester (Fall/Spring) during the academic year,this counts as one full year or 100% of the 600% total Pell Grant Lifetime Limit. All classes count towards this lifetime limit whether they are passed or failed courses and even if they do not count towards your degree.


If you have further questions about this federal regulation, please email us at or stop by the Financial Aid Office on the East Campus Room E105. Please remember to bring your photo ID for further assistance. No direct account information will be given to students at the front counter without photo ID.