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Year Round Pell Grants

Summer Pell Grants available

Pell Grants are available year round (including summer.) Students who completed the current year FAFSA application (i.e. 2022-2023 FAFSA for summer 2023 classes) and will be enrolled at least half-time (at least half time 6+ credits) for the summer semester may be eligible to receive Pell Grant funding.

A student planning to attend summer less than half-time (5 credits or less) may only be eligible for Pell. Awarding begins in April.

Summer Pell Grant Eligibility Requirements
  • Have previously completed a current year FAFSA application (i.e. 2022-23 FAFSA for summer 2023 classes)
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Enroll in summer classes before the June deadline (see the academic calendar for this year's deadline)
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Have lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining

Important facts to note
  • Many students use their full loan eligibility over the fall and spring semesters, leaving nothing available for summer. If possible, students should reserve some of their annual federal loan eligibility for the summer.
  • Eligible students may receive up to three Pell awards in one academic year.
  • The maximum timeframe that students may receive Federal Pell Grant is the equivalent of twelve full-time semesters (600%). One full-time semester of Pell equals 50%.

Check your Lifetime Eligibility

You can check for your remaining eligibility level in your MyYC Portal. View your Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU) on the Financial Aid Overview Page. In the portal, go to Students -> My Financial Aid -> Financial Aid Overview -> Lifetime Eligibility for PELL. 

Minimum Credits for Summer Pell Grant*

Summer Pell Grants take into consideration the enrollment status and amount disbursed for the current academic year (i.e. Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 for Summer 2023.).

To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant:

  • Student who received a full-time (12+ credits) Pell Grant for fall AND a full-time Pell Grant for spring for the current academic year
    • Must enroll and attend at least half-time (6+ credits) in summer classes to receive a summer Pell Grant (students enrolled in less than 1/2 time in summer are not eligible.) 
  • Students who DID NOT receive a full-time (12+ credits) Pell Grant for fall OR a full-time Pell Grant for spring for the current academic year
    • May be able to receive a Pell even if the are below the 1/2 time (6+ credits) in summer, depending on their EFC.

*Summer loan amount is contigent upon how much a student borrowed during the preceding fall and spring semesters (i.e. Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 for Summer 2023.)

Important Dates:

  • Mon Apr. 8 - Summer 2023 registration begins
  • Sun June 9 - Deadline to enroll in summer classes for Pell Grant eligibility

See the Academic Calendar for current drop dates and refund amounts dates. For more information, please see the Financial Aid Withdrawal/Repayment Policy.