Year Round Pell

The Department of Education has announced that students may be eligible for additional Pell Grant funding for summer even if they used 100% of their yearly Pell Grant in the fall and spring as full-time students.

To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant, you must:

  • be enrolled at least 6 credit hours for summer 2019
  • be making satisfactory academic progress
  • be eligible for a Pell Grant according to federal guidelines at your enrollment level


If you are enrolled for less than 6 credit hours for summer, you will only be eligible for a Pell Grant if you did not use 100% of your Pell Grant for fall 2018 and spring 2019.

Students who graduate from EICC before the summer semester will not be eligible for a summer Pell Grant.

Examples


Below are some examples based on the maximum Pell Grant with a zero EFC:

Example One:

Semester Enrollment Status Pell Grant
 Fall enrolled full-time (12 credits)  $3048
 Spring enrolled full-time (12 credits)  $3047
Summer  enrolled half time (6 - 8 credits)  $1524

 

Example Two:

Semester Enrollment Status Pell Grant
Fall enrolled full-time (12 credits) $3048
Spring enrolled full-time (12 credits) $3047
Summer enrolled less than half time (0 - 5 credits)  $0

 

Example Three:

Semester Enrollment Status Pell Grant
Fall enrolled full-time (12 credits)  $3048
Spring enrolled three-quarters full-time (9 - 11 credits)  $2285
Summer enrolled half time (6 - 8 credits) $1524


Example Four:

Semester Enrollment Status Pell Grant
Fall enrolled full-time (12 credits)  $3048
Spring enrolled three-quarters full-time (9 - 11 credits)  $2285
Summer enrolled less than half time (0 - 5 credits)  $762