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2010-2011 Pell Grant Award Charts

By January 22, 2010

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Here are the Pell Grant Award Charts for the 2010-2011 school year.

The Pell Grant award chart essentially shows what size Pell Grant someone could expect based on their cost of attendance, expected family contribution, and student status.

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July 9, 2010 at 11:21 am
(1) kim says:

ok, based on the revised chart i am confused…

my efc is 0 and I attending a community college and I am 3/4 enrolled.
what will my pell grant be?
Will it be 3/4 of the full amount of $5550./ per year?

will I only get grant for fall and spring, or can I also recieve for summer?

Thanks in advance, let me know if I need to explain more???


July 15, 2010 at 11:45 am
(2) Kathleen Ramsey says:

The Pell award is also based on your school’s cost of attendence. If your institution’s cost of attendence is over 5550, than your Pell will be 4163, or 2081 per semester. You may be allowed an additional Pell grant in the summer, but you there are certain rules and regulations governing year-round Pell so you will have to contact your financial aid office to determine your eligibility.

July 26, 2010 at 12:30 am
(3) sarah says:

i am also confused my efc is 0. I was awarded the 5500 grant but i also recieved a tutition waiver.. so my question really is do i have to be a full time student or can i go half time and still recieve that amount?

August 2, 2010 at 5:03 pm
(4) maury says:

how do you check the status of your federal pell grant? i know my efc was 0000. and i know what i qualify for, my application was sent on june 30th 2010 for the new school year, and i nor my school appearantly recieved a award letter. to my understanding it takes up to 6 weeks, to get a response back, and well its never taken that long but its about six weeks now.
any suggestions? please email me at way2por4sru@gmail.com Thank you!!!!!

August 16, 2010 at 7:01 pm
(5) Julisa says:

Have visited FA office at school and emailed, called them. Cannot seem to get a straight answer re: Award Letter. I have not received on and today is 8/16/2010. I received loan last full semester and not in default or on probation and have great gpa,, and in good standing. Is it normal for the award letter to be so late or so close to start of semester? thanks

August 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm
(6) Aragorn says:

I’m unemployed and getting $362 (before taxes) from unemployment, and there are two people in my household. According to the FAFSA, my EFC is $8,312 for the 2010-2011 school year. Therefore, I was told that I didn’t qualify for PELL Grants. After appealing and getting a Professional Judgment from my college, I’m now told I’m eligible for $800 to split between fall and spring semester. How in the world do they do these calculations, because this seems crazy to me.

August 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm
(7) Tiffany says:

How long does it take to receive payment? I am suppose to receive the advance this week. When will i receive the rest?

September 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm
(8) carisa says:

i got a grant for 5550 also for the spring semster im a part time student now but in the spring i will be full time .. do i only get half of my grant cause after the spring the school year is over ? or do i get the whole thing ?

April 26, 2011 at 3:21 pm
(9) Rhoda says:

My EFC is 3590 this year and I only got 2000 for 2011-2012. All the other years I got 5000. I don’t know what the different was. My parents made the same as last year.
How do you read the chart? My school cost is 30,000.

May 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm
(10) JL says:

It appears that everyone on this site is attempting to give the school’s financial aid office more power than it has. Several points need to be made. #1 The school actually has to receive a copy of your financial aid application process to be able to process it and send an award letter. Most of the time this is due to an error on the applicants part. If you don’t put in the right school info or if you selected 2010-2011 Fafsa instead of 2011-2012 you will not get an award letter for 2011-2012 from the school you’re expecting to hear from. The financial aid staff are not psychic they have no idea when you do the application until they receive a copy. #2 The financial aid office has to follow the rules when packing an award. Other factors have to be taken into account, like did you transfer any credits in from another school or program, or did you use aid at another school, are you dependent or independent. Everyone seems to take for granted just because your EFC may be 0 that you will get a full Pell grant. That is not the case. Unless you have been trained and actually done the job, don’t make assumptions. Oh yes, one more important point to remember. Most schools receive hundreds, if not thousands of applications and they have other job functions also. Contrary to the email you receive when you complete your FAFSA, the school doesn’t receive it right that second. We don’t get ours till almost a week after. And if the financial aid office is understaffed have a heart, they’re working their fannies off!

June 18, 2011 at 8:25 am
(11) Paul says:

Our EFC is 0.
Cost of attendance Full time is $30,000.00
The pell Grant award was $5550.00.

Then, the University asked for some simple verification, with a space to fill in our current year Earned Income Credit and some other information about size of household.

They then reduced our pell grant to $1100.000 and they are not able to explain why, other than the Verification questions caused us to loose most of our Pell Grant.

November 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm
(12) Amaanda says:

Not sure if this helps but age has a huge impact i’m pretty sure 24 is the cut off where you don’t put your parents income but apperantly they think you should be able to afford it. Not at all sure why. but this could be why your grant went down

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