2014 - 2015 Pell Grant Eligibility

Students interested in the Pell Grant for the 2014-2015 school year must complete the below requirements to become eligible for a Pell Grant.

Considered Low-Income.  For the 2014-2015 school year, students that make $24,000 or less are considered low-income and will receive the maximum Pell Grant award amount. 

Considered a U.S. Citizen.  All U.S. citizens must have a valid Social Security number.  All U.S. Non-Citizens with a “green card” (in other words, if you are a permanent resident alien), will be considered an “eligible non-citizen” and will be able to get federal student aid if you meet the other basic eligibility criteria.

Student must be registered with the Selective Services.  All males between the ages of 18 and 25 must register. 
Enrolled in a Title IV post-secondary institution

Students must be considered at least half-time status.

May not be in default on a federal student loan and not owe any money on a federal student grant

Students must have a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law.

Maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving federal student aid.  Each school has a satisfactory academic progress policy for financial aid purposes.

Students in post-secondary school are eligible to receive the Pell Grant for up to six-years (12 total semesters). 

Students that meet the above Pell Grant requirements, must complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Students that have completed prior year FAFSA must complete and submit a current year FAFSA to be eligible. 
Pell Grant Requirements