Facts of the Month

Increased Pell Grant Eligibility

The economic stimulus package has brought good news for the increased number of students that will qualify for a federal Pell Grant starting next academic year. The threshold for Pell Grant eligibility has been raised to $4,617 of Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from $4,041. For full-time students the minimum Pell Grant has been raised from $890 to $976 and the maximum Pell Grant for students with a zero EFC has been raised from $4,731 to $5,350.

Publication Date: March 2009

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