ATC Summer Pell Grant

Summer Pell Grant Eligibility

Federal Grants

Year-Round Pell and Summer Aid

Beginning in 2017-2018 academic year, the Federal Pell Grant Program allows an eligible student to receive up to 150 percent of the student's Federal Pell Grant scheduled award. This is known as "Year-Round Pell". Year-Round Pell benefits a student that was enrolled full time in the Fall and Spring terms and allows them to receive up to an additional full Federal Pell Grant for the Summer. Students may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grant for the payment period.
  • Students must be enrolled at least half-time.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Students must have utilized 100% of the Federal Pell Grant prior to receiving additional funds.

Things to keep in mind:

  • Summer terms are shorter (8-10 weeks) - Take a manageable caseload.
    Failure to complete courses and/or failure of courses can affect a student's eligibility (SAP)
  • Only take courses that are required toward program of study.
  • Summer Federal Pell counts toward a student's Lifetime Eligibility Used
  • Award amount cannot exceed the maximum award for one payment period.
ATC Summer Pell Grant Eligibility

Calculating Lifetime Eligibility Used

 

Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) is the amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student can receive over their lifetime. LEU is limited by federal law to the equivalent of six years and/or 600%. For instance, if a student is disbursed for full-time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring terms their LEU equals 100% for the Academic Year. Another example is, if a student is disbursed three-quarter time enrollment status for the Fall (37.5% LEU) and full-time enrollment status for the Spring (50% LEU) their LEU equals 87.5% for the Academic Year. A student may check their LEU percentage by logging into Federal Student Aid Website using their FSA ID.

ATC Financial Aid

Examples for Year-Round Pell

Scenario A

The student was enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring term. Due to the implementation of Year-Round Pell, the student has met the 100% during the Fall and Spring term and is eligible for an additional full-time disbursement for the summer.

ATC Year Round Pell Grant

Scenario B

The student was enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in half-time enrollment status for Summer. Due to the implementation of Year-Round Pell, the student has met the 100% during the Fall and Spring term and is eligible for an additional half-time disbursement for the Summer.

ATC Year Round Pell Grant

Scenario C

The student was enrolled and disbursed full-time enrollment status for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in half-time enrollment status for Summer.
Due to the implementation of Year-Round Pell, the student has met the 100% during the Fall and Spring term and is eligible for an additional half-time disbursement for the Summer.

ATC Year Round Pell Grant

Summer Aid

Students who are not enrolled full-time for the Fall and Spring term can still utilize their unused Federal Pell Grant. For the Summer term, unused aid from Fall and Spring differs from the additional Year-Round Pell that was allotted by the Department of Education. Please see examples below:

ATC Summer Pell Grant Eligibility

Scenario A

The student was enrolled in three-quarter time enrollment for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in half-time enrollment status for Summer. The student is eligible for half-time disbursement for the Summer.

ATC Summer Aid

Scenario B

The student was enrolled in half-time enrollment for the Fall and Spring term. Student enrolls in half-time enrollment status for the Summer. The student is eligible for half-time disbursement for the Summer.

ATC Summer Aid

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