Pell Grant-eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award for each year.

What does this mean for you?

If you were eligible for the Pell Grant during the fall and/or spring semester(s), you may qualify for additional Pell Grant funding for the summer semester!


  • Pell Grant Eligible, as determined by the FAFSA
  • Enroll in summer courses, at Southeast
  • A student who was enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for the summer. 
  • A student who was enrolled part-time during the fall or spring semester may have remaining Pell Grant eligibility.
  • Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Have Lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining
  • You can check your remaining eligibility level online. Login using your Federal Student Aid ID and view your Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU) on the “Financial Aid Review” page. 

Important Facts

The maximum timeframe students can receive the Pell Grant is the equivalent of twelve full-time semesters (one full-time semester of Pell equals 50%).

Since students can only receive aid for up to 150% of the program length (measured in credit hours), make sure to take courses required for your degree.

Pell Grant alone is not enough to cover the full cost of attending summer classes, but it can be very close!

Next Steps

Enroll in summer courses that are required for your degree. We will review your eligibility in late April or early May (as long as you are enrolled for summer) and send you an email letting you know your financial aid offer is available.

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