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Federal Pell Grant

By simply completing and submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), you’ll be considered for the Federal Pell Grant. This grant is need-based and can help you pay for any educational expenses, such as tuition, fees, room and board, and/or living expenses. Available to undergraduate students, the maximum award is $5,920 for the 2017-18 academic year.

Additional information regarding the Federal Pell Grant is available online via the U.S. Department of Education’s “Do You Need Money for College? The Guide to Federal Student Aid” publication, which may be accessed via the Information on College Preparation and the Federal Student Aid Programs section of the Resources page at Federal Student Aid’s StudentAid.gov. You may also visit the Federal Pell Grant page at StudentAid.gov.

Click here to access a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).