Year Round Pell FAQs

Year-Round Pell Grant FAQs
 

Q1: What is Year-Round Pell Grant?

A1:  The US Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2017, allows a student to receive Federal Pell Grant funds for up to 150 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year.  This provision is effective beginning with the 2017-2018 award year.

Q2: Will I be eligible for Year-Round Pell?

A2:  To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time, in the payment period(s) for which the student receives the additional Pell Grant funds in excess of 100 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award.

Q3: When will I know if I am eligible for Year-Round Pell?

A3:  South Louisiana Community College will make available your available Year-Round Pell in early March 2018.  The available amount will be calculated based on your Pell Grant usage and remaining eligibility at the 100% scheduled award plus the additional 50%.

Q4: How much may I receive in Year-Round Pell?

Student A has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 aid year. Student A was enrolled full time for the Fall and Spring semesters and received full Pell disbursements based on credits enrolled. With the new implementation of SUMMER PELL; the student will now be eligible to receive a full disbursement in SUMMER.

Student B has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 aid year. Student B was enrolled full time for the Fall and Spring semesters and received full Pell disbursements based on credits enrolled.  With the new implementation of SUMMER PELL; the student will now be eligible to receive a full disbursement in the SUMMER based on eligibility for 6 credits.

Students must use 100% of initial Pell Grant in Fall and Spring in order to expand to 150% Pell Grant Eligibility for the Summer.

Student C has a zero EFC and is eligible for a full Federal Pell Grant for the 17-18 aid year.. Student B was enrolled full time for the Fall semester, and enrolled 3/4th time for the Spring and received full Pell disbursements based on credits enrolled.  With the new implementation of SUMMER PELL; the student will now be eligible to receive a full disbursement in the SUMMER.

Students must use 100% of initial Pell Grant in Fall and Spring in order to expand to 150% Pell Grant Eligibility for the Summer.

Key Terms:

Expected Family Contribution (EFC)  is a term used in the college financial aid process in the United States  to determine an applicant's eligibility for need-based federal student aid such as Pell Grant.

Full time Enrollment Undergraduate students are assessed full time enrollment for registration from 12 or more credit hours

Tuition and Fees are the costs that are paid directly to the College by the student.