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The Federal Pell Grant Program is the largest federal grant program offered to undergraduate students. It is designed to help low-income students pay for college. Pell Grants do not have to be repaid, which makes them a great way to help students reduce their student loan debt.
Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.) You are not eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant if you are incarcerated in a federal or state penal institution or are subject to an involuntary civil commitment upon completion of a period of incarceration for a forcible or non-forcible sexual offense.
To be eligible for a Pell Grant, students must:
- Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible institution.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
- Demonstrate financial need.
- Have not earned a bachelor's or graduate degree.
The amount of a Pell Grant award depends on a student's financial need, the cost of attendance at their school, and their status as a full-time or part-time student. The maximum Pell Grant award for the 2023-2024 award year is $7,395.
To apply for a Pell Grant, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at studentaid.gov.
The Federal Pell Grant Program is a great way to help students pay for college. If you are eligible, be sure to apply for a Pell Grant.
Here are some additional resources about the Federal Pell Grant Program:
- Federal Student Aid: studentaid.gov
- FAFSA: studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa
- Federal Pell Grant Program: www2.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html