Pell Lifetime Eligibility

New federal laws limit the amount of Pell Grant funds a student can receive while working towards their undergraduate degree.


Beginning July 1, 2012 any student receiving a Pell Grant cannot exceed over 600% or 6 full-time years of grant funding.

 

It is important that you track your Lifetime Eligibility Usage while enrolled at Evergreen Valley College. If you plan to transfer to a 4 year university, you may need to save a portion of your Pell Grant Eligibility (PLE) to help pay for your educational costs while at the university.

 

We recommend that you save between 250 - 300% of their Pell Lifetime Eligibility if they plan to transfer to a university.

 

If your LEU is over 600% you are no longer eligible for the

Federal Pell Grant at any school.


Example of Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used Calculation

​Award Year
​ ​Enrollment Level
​% Used
​Lifetime Pell Used at the end of the semster
​ ​2011-2012​Fall​Full time
​50%​50%
​Spring​Full time
​50%​100%
​ ​ ​2012-2013​Fall​Full time
​50%​150%
​Spring​Half time
​25%​175%
​Summer​Half time
​25%​200%
​ ​2013-2014​Fall​Full time
​50%​250%
​Spring​Half time
​25%​275%
​ ​ ​Total​275% out of 600%



To see how much Pell Grant you have used please log onto the Na​tional Student Loan Data System (NSLDS):


www.NSLDS.ed.gov

You will need your PIN (the PIN you used to sign your FAFSA).

Your Pell LIfetime Eligibility Used can be found on the Financial Aid Review page.




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