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600% Rule

Yes! The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%. Once your LEU equals or exceeds 600%, you will no longer receive Pell Grant funding.


Examples of Lifetime Eligibility Used - LEU for an Academic Year

Enrollment Status Enrolled Units Fall Award Used Per Semester Spring Award Used Per Semester Award Used for Academic Year
Less than 1/2 time 0.5 - 5.5 12.5% 12.5% 25%
1/2 time 6 - 8.5 25% 25% 50%
3/4 time 9 - 11.5 37.5% 37.5% 75%
Full time 12 or more 50% 50% 100%


Examples of Lifetime Eligibility Used - LEU for an Academic Year

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