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FINANCIAL AID FAQs

What is Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (Pell LEU)?

Per the Consolidated Appropriations Act and effective with the 2012-2013 award year, Pell LEU is a provision that limits the duration of a student’s eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant to the equivalent of 12-full-time (12 credit hours or more) semesters.

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years (or 12 full-time semesters) of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%.