Pell Grants

A PELL Grant may be available for students who meet the Federal guidelines for this type of financial aid.

NOTE: This is a federal grant, not a loan. It is provided to qualifying students to help with school costs. It is not intended to pay household bills. Click here for the government’s Net Price Calculator that will give an estimate based on the price of attendance and financial aid provided to students in a previous year.

You may not qualify for a PELL Grant if:

  • Your income is too high
  • You are a male who did not register for Selective Service by their 26th birthday
  • You already have a degree (BA, BS, or higher)
  • You were recently convicted of a felony drug charge for sales or possession of a controlled substance while receiving financial aid.
  • You have defaulted on a student loan.
  • You do not have a high school diploma, GED/HiSET, or an Ability to Benefit test (ATB)
  • Be sure to bring income verification for wages, AFDC, Social Security, SSI, spousal and child support, and/or alimony.

To Apply for a Pell Grant

  1. Go to the government’s official FAFSA application form at
  2. Fill out the form using our school code of 009509 where applicable.
  3. Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation page and a PIN number.  Make sure you write this down and keep it in a safe place because you will need it for future use or PRINT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR RECORDS.
  4. After a minimum of 5 working days, bring your confirmation page and copies of all applicable documents (listed on the reverse side of this “Financial Aid Procedures” brochure) to the Financial Aid Office. IMPORTANT: Be sure all documents are copies of the originals. We will not accept any original documentation, no copies will be made on site, and all copies brought will become the property of the Financial Aid Office.