Pell Grant

The amount of the Pell Grant depends on your cost of attendance, EFC (expected family contribution), enrollment status and whether you attend for a full academic year or less. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students – those who have not earned a bachelor's degree. Amounts can change yearly. The maximum award for the 2009-10 award year is $5,350.

Receiving Pell Grant Awards

The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) authorized two Pell Grants in an award year.

  • Students who receive their first Pell Grant on or after July 1, 2008 may receive up to 9 scheduled Pell Grant awards.
  • If eligible, a student will be able to receive all or a portion of a second scheduled Pell Grant within an award year. 

For the first scheduled Pell Grant award, a student must:

  • Be Pell Grant eligible;
  • Be enrolled at any enrollment status (full-time, 3/4 time, 1/2 time or less than 1/2 time);
  • The amount received counts toward the aggregate lifetime limit.

To qualify to receive a second scheduled award within the same award year, a student must :

  • Continue to be Pell Grant eligible (the Financial Aid office will check your academic progress at the end of each semester);
  • Have received 100% of the First Scheduled Pell Grant Award;
  • Be enrolled on at least a half-time basis (6 credit hours) ;
  • The amount received counts toward the aggregate lifetime limit.

Summer Pell Grants

Summer Pell is available to eligible students. For the 2010 summer semester only: 

  • Drury University offers three summer sessions. The separate sessions are combined into one "Cross-Over Payment Period". For the purpose of awarding Pell Grants, the Summer 2010 term will be assigned to the 2009-10 academic year.

Beginning with the 2010-2011 Award Year, students must demonstrate academic year acceleration (complete more than 24 hours in the academic year).

  • At least one credit hour in the payment period when the award will be made from a Second Scheduled Award must be attributable to the student's next academic year.
  • If cross-over payment period (summer semester), Drury University will award from the award year with the highest award amount for the payment period. We encourage all currently enrolled students who are interested in accelerating their degree completion to file their FAFSAs as early as possible after January 1st of each year.

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