Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned graduate, bachelor's and professional degree.

What is a Pell Grant Loan?

In exceptional cases, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.

The amount of financial aid you can receive depends on your need, the cost of attendance at your school, and more.

You are not eligible for federal Pell grants if you are incarcerated.  If you have criminal convictions, then you have limited eligibility for federal pell grant.

Pell Grants Eligibility

You need apply by  submiting a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. 

Pell Grant Application

Your School uses the information provided in FAFSA form by you to determine your eligibilty and amount you can receive for a Pell Grant. 

You need to fill out FAFSA form every year of your schooling in order to stay eligible for Pell Grant. 

The amount you get, though, will depend on – your Expected Family Contribution, – the cost of attendance (determined by your school for your specific program),

Pell Grant Amount 

– your status as a full-time or part-time student, and – your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,895 for the 2022–23 award year (July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2023).

A borrowers can log in to StudentAid.gov to see if they received a Pell Grant. 

Do I hav a Pell Grant?

The U.S. Department of Education display information about the aid you received, including Pell Grants, on your account dashboard and your “My Aid” pages.

ED has data of all borrowers who had received a Pell Grant. but a Pell Grant prior to 1994 information won't display in StudentAid.gov.