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Federal Work-Study

Federal Pell Grant (PELL)

How long can I receive PELL?

You may receive PELL for a lifetime limit of up to 12 full-time semesters or the equivalent providing you continue to meet the standard of Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Standard each semester and you haven't exceeded the limitation of 30 hours of payment for noncredit (non- ESL) remedial course work.

Your accumulated lifetime PELL usage is tracked by the U.S. Department of Education and is printed on your Student Aid Report (SAR). Download your SAR at the FAFSA website.

You may also check your total PELL usage in the "financial aid review" section of the NSLDS Student Access website.

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