Georgia Student Finance Commission

Federal Student Grants

Federal Student Grants

Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have exceptional financial need and who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree.

  • In some cases, students enrolled in a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Federal Pell Grant lifetime eligibility is limited to 12 semesters or the equivalent.
  • Amounts can change yearly, but the amount awarded will depend on:
    • Your financial need,
    • Your cost of attendance,
    • Your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
    • Your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

View the full table of Pell Grant amounts based on EFC, cost of attendance and enrollment status and learn more about the Federal Pell Grant.