Federal Pell Grant

The foundation of Federal student financial aid, the Pell grant is for undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and do not have a prior Bachelor's degree.  Funds are not delayed for Pell Grants as long as student meets all other eligibility requirements.

Once you have received a Pell Grant for the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters, you will no longer be eligible for additional Pell Grants.

You are eligible to receive a Pell Grant for the equivalent of 12 full time semesters.  Beginning in 2012-13 school year, once you have received the full time equivalent of 12-semesters of Pell Grant, you will lose eligibility for additional Pell Grants .   For example, if you received a Pell Grant as a full time student for the 2011-12 school year, that year's Pell Grants is calculated as 100%.  If you received a Pell Grant as a half time student for 2011-12, that year's Pell Grant is calculated as 50%.  Equivalency is calculated by adding together the percentage of your Pell eligibility that you received each year to determine whether the total amount exceeds 600%.

Deadline: None - can apply at anytime during an academic year.

Application: www.fafsa.gov

Does it have to be repaid? No

If yes, when? NA

Award Maximum: $5775 for 2015-2016 dependent upon financial need, cost of attendance and enrollment status.

Need based: Yes

Enrollment: Full time, part time and less than half time

For more information, contact the Department of Student Financial Aid, (913) 588-5170 or email financialaid@kumc.edu.

Last modified: May 24, 2017