Year-Round Pell FAQ

What is year-round Pell grant?
The U.S. Department of Education Appropriations Act, 2017, allows a student to receive Federal Pell grant funds for up to 150% of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award (PGSA) for an award year. For example, if a student’s PGSA was $3,000, they now have the potential to be able to receive up to $4,500 ($3000 x 150%) to include fall, spring, and summer semesters.
How will this work at SOWELA?
A student must complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. If eligible for the Pell grant, the student at that time will be awarded Pell for the Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 semesters.
When will I know if I am eligible for Pell grant for the Summer 2018?
SOWELA will begin posting Summer 2018 Pell amounts to the student’s LoLA account on or around April 2018, but the student must have completed a 2018-2019 FAFSA and have all verification paperwork submitted and processed.
What are the eligibility criteria to receive a Year-Round Pell?
The student must be eligible for a Federal Pell grant as determined by the FAFSA. In addition, the student must be enrolled on at least a half-time basis in the semester in which they surpass receiving 100% of the PGSA.
Where should I go if I have questions about Year-Round Pell?
Visit the One Stop in the Sycamore Student Center or email questions to