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New Pell Grant Award Chart for 2011-2012

By May 2, 2011

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The Pell Grant award chart for the 2011-2012 school year has been released, with the maximum Pell Grant amount for full-time students being set at $5,550. Award charts are also included for 3/4 time, 1/2 time, and less than 1/2 time students.

To check out the full chart, visit the Department of Education website.

June 3, 2011 at 4:30 pm
(1) Alee says:

Is $5,550 the most you can get from a pell grant?
Because the school i’m going to says i’m getting a $9,250 pell grant.
Cost of attendance is $10,000
I thought the maximum was always $5,550??

June 15, 2011 at 12:40 pm
(2) Kristie says:

The $5500 is per semester, not per year. Hope that helps!

June 29, 2011 at 10:55 pm
(3) Marissa says:

PELL is awarded with a maximum of $5550 per year… $2775 per semester as a maximum. (If your school is on semesters.) The school you apply at will determine your eligiblilty using their cost of attendance (COA)- your estimated family contribution (EFC) = students need. You can use the PELL chart to see your ESTIMATED max for the year. Alee… Always check with your institution if you have questions about your award. Financial Aid changes all the time and people should not be answering your questions uless they have been through training.

July 24, 2011 at 6:28 pm
(4) cheeze says:

it used to be that you could apply twice per year, equaling up to 11,000 but they changed it starting this year to one 5,500 grant per year. its cus the healthcare bill has an earmark in it saying student loans are now owned by the gov’t and they wanna make you take out more in loans

December 10, 2011 at 12:10 pm
(5) auntyem says:

I’ve been taking classes off and on since 1982. While applications are taken all year long, there was always a maximum annual award. Before the application was available online to update, it was necessary to complete an application anytime changes were made, not applying. Anyone that got more than a few grand year was applying for student loans as well. The school attending doesn’t affect how much you get. It will affect how much is left after tuition fees and books are deducted. Going to a university, I don’t buy books. For literature classes I download the books from legal download sites.

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