Year-Round Pell Grant: Summer Financial Aid

Year-Round Pell Grant

Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, an eligible student may now receive full Federal Pell Grant for a summer term even if they received a full Federal Pell Grant during the fall and spring semesters. Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year so that they can continue taking classes in the summer and finish their degrees faster than they would otherwise.

With careful planning, Pell Grant recipients may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster. However, students should keep in mind that the summer term is shorter (8 weeks) than fall and spring semesters (17 weeks). Students should consult with their counselor to develop a manageable course load for the shorter summer term.

Note: The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by a federal law to be 600 percent. If a student's lifetime eligibility used (LEU) equals or exceeds 600 percent, the student may no longer receive Pell Grant funding. Students can log on to https://studentaid.gov/ with their FSA ID to view their Pell Grant LEU.

To be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds the student:

  • must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period
  • must be enrolled at least half-time in the payment period(s) (6 credit hours) during the summer term
  • must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress

How much may I receive in Year-Round Pell?

These amounts are assuming the student has a 0 EFC
 
Scenario 1 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Enrollment  12 units
Full-Time
12 units
Full-Time
12 units
Full-Time
Pell Grant Awarded $3,048 $3,047 $3,047

 

Scenario 2 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Enrollment 12 units
Full-Time
12 units
Full-Time
6 units
Half-Time
Pell Grant Awarded $3,048 $3,047 $1,524

 

Scenario 3 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Enrollment 12 units
Full-Time
12 units
Full-Time
3 units
Less Than Half-Time
Pell Grant Awarded $3,048 $3,047 $0

 

Scenario 4 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Enrollment 12 units
Full-Time
9 units
Three Quarter-Time
6 units
Half-Time
Pell Grant Awarded $3,048 $2,323 $1,524


 

Scenario 5 Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Enrollment 12 units 
Full-Time
9 units
Three Quarter-Time
3 units
Half-Time
Pell Grant Awarded $3,048 $2,323 $557

 

The Financial Aid Office will review all student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress status at the end of the Spring semester once grades have been posted.

View the Important Dates and Deadlines page for information on disburments and dates.