What is a Pell Grant? Who does it apply to?

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid, except under certain circumstances. 

Here are some reasons you might have to repay all or part of a federal grant:

  • You withdrew early from the program for which the grant was given to you.
  • Your enrollment status changed in a way that reduced your eligibility for your grant. For example, if you switch from full-time enrollment to part-time, your grant amount will be reduced.
  • You received outside scholarships or grants that reduced your need for federal student aid.

Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. In some cases. however, a student enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell GrantStudents with criminal convictions have limited eligibility for Federal student aid.

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