Federal Pell Grants are generally awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or a professional degree.

The maximum Federal Pell Grant award for the 2016–2017 award year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) is $5,815.

The maximum Federal Pell Grant award for the 2017–2018 award year (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) will be $5,920.

The amount you receive depends on your expected family contribution (EFC), cost of attendance, how many credits you are enrolled for, and whether you are attending for a full academic year or less.

Students may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid, except under certain circumstances.

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years (12 semesters) of Pell grant funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant. For more information on how lifetime eligibility is calculated, visit Calculating Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used. Students may view their percentage of Pell Grant used by logging on to National Student Loan Data System. The “Lifetime Eligibility Used” percentage will be displayed in the “Grants” section under “Pell Grant History”. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) determines and keeps track of your Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility percentage used.

Do you have questions about financial aid? If you haven’t yet applied to Walden, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 in the United States. If you are a current student, please contact a financial aid advisor at finaid@mail.waldenu.edu or call 1-800-WALDENU (1-800-925-3368).

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