2018-2019 Year Round Pell

Summer 2019 Pell

Beginning summer 2018, Pell Grants are available year round. For some students, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) to receive the Pell Grant for summer. Awarding begins in April.

Pell Grants for Summer 2019

In summer 2019, Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you? If you were a Pell eligible student in fall 2018 and/or spring 2019, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for summer 2019!


To be eligible for a summer Pell Grant, you must:

  • Have completed a 2018-2019 FAFSA
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Enroll in summer classes before the June 11 deadline
  • In most cases, there is a requirement to enroll at least half-time (6+ credits)
  • Be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) <link to SAP policy page>
  • Have lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining

Important facts to note:

  • In most cases, Pell Grant alone is not enough to cover the full cost of attending classes in the summer.
  • Many students use their full loan eligibility over the fall and spring semesters, leaving no loan funds available for summer. If possible, students should reserve some of their annual loan eligibility for the summer.
  • Eligible students may receive up to three Pell awards in one academic year.
  • The maximum timeframe that students may receive Federal Pell Grant is the equivalent of twelve full-time semesters. One full-time semester of Pell equals 50%.

Check your Lifetime Eligibility

You can check for your remaining eligibility level online by logging on to NSLDS using your FSA ID. View your Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU) on the Financial Aid Review page.

Minimum Credits for Summer Pell Grant

  • If you enrolled full-time (12+ credits) and received the full-time Pell Grant amount for fall 2018 and spring 2019, you must enroll at least half-time (6+ credits) in summer classes to receive a summer Pell Grant.
  • If you enrolled part-time fall 2018 or spring 2019, there is no minimum credit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant (unless required by your EFC). You can use the remainder of your annual Pell Grant amount during summer with no minimum credit requirement.

Awarding Begins in April

Summer registration at Albany State University begins on Friday, March 1, 2019. Summer financial aid awarding will begin in early April. When awarding begins in April, you will automatically be awarded Pell Grant funds for which you are eligible for summer if you are registered for classes. If you have remaining loan eligibility, your loans will be offered out to you for summer term. You must accept the additional loan funds for summer in Banner Web in order to utilize these funds.

Deadline to Enroll for Summer Pell Grant

For all students, the deadline to enroll in summer classes for financial aid purposes is May 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Dropping, Withdrawing or Failing Classes

It is possible that you could owe money back for all or part of your Federal Pell Grant if you do not complete classes that you registered for in the summer. The amount you may owe will be calculated based on the drop date, the number of credits and the last day that you attended classes.

Pell Grant Amount Depends on Enrollment

Your summer Pell Grant amount will depend on the number of credits you are registered in, as well as your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Units (LEU). The Pell Grant amount will be adjusted just prior to the release (disbursement) of your aid based on your enrollment level. Enrollment levels are defined in the following manner:

  • 12+ credits = 100% of the semester Pell Grant amount
  • 9 - 11 credits = 75% of the semester Pell Grant amount
  • 6 - 8 credits = 50% of the semester Pell Grant amount