09.14.09 | Pell Grant Eligibility
What qualifies me for a federal Pell Grant
- The first thing you need to do is complete your FAFSA. Your FAFSA is the key to any and all financial aid.
- Second, you must be enrolled in an undergraduate course of study, though there are some rare teaching certificate exceptions
- If you have received an associate degree, or any diploma below a baccalaureate, and you enroll in another undergraduate program you are still eligible.
What would make me ineligible for a federal Pell Grant
- If you already earned a baccalaureate
- If you are pursuing a professional degree such as pharmacy, dentistry, or veterinary medicine. Professional degrees are not considered undergraduate, and thus, are not eligible.
- Securing your bachelors degree from another country, unless the school provides written documentation stating that your degree is not equivalent to a U.S. bachelors degree.
- If you are currently incarcerated
- Undergraduate studies are usually only four or five academic years. If the program is longer, like a six-year pharmacy program, then students are considered undergrads for only the first four years unless the school designates that the graduate program begins after the end of the third academic year.
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