Federal pell grants
To determine eligibility, the U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula established by Congress to evaluate the information reported on the FAFSA. The formula produces an expected family contribution figure, or EFC. This figure is used by ASU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Services to award federal Pell Grants, as well as other types of aid. Pell Grants are automatically accepted on your behalf.
The Pell Grant does not have a minimum enrollment status, but eligibility will vary based on your EFC if you are enrolled less than full time.
Factors affecting the amount of the Pell Grant award include the EFC, cost of attendance, enrollment status and whether or not your attendance is for the full academic year. Graduate- level courses that do not apply to the undergraduate degree are not eligible for the Pell Grant.
If you are enrolled less than full-time, a prorated amount will be disbursed to you (see our Census policy).