Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a prior bachelor’s degree. The maximum Pell Grant award in the 2016-17 award year is $5,815.
To apply for a Pell Grant, simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  . Eligibility is based upon the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated on the FAFSA.
The College normally credits Pell Grant funds toward the cost of tuition, room and board. Pell Grants are distributed half each semester. The Financial Aid Office posts the first disbursement to the students' accounts in the middle of the fall term and the second disbursement at the beginning of the spring semester. If you fail to submit the information needed to qualify for a Pell Grant by the normal distribution dates, you may be able to receive a later disbursemnt if your FAFSA is processed with no remaining exceptions by the end of the school year and your Pell Grant is certified by the Financial Aid Office by that date. More information about Pell Grants can be found at www.studentaid.ed.gov .