FALLEN HERO PELL GRANT

If you are a dependent student of a Fallen Hero, and meet certain criteria, MCC’s Financial Aid Department can help you determine if you are eligible to receive the maximum Pell Grant award of $6095.00 per year. 

Please email or call the Financial Aid Office for more information. Email: FinancialAid@middlesex.mass.edu Phone: Bedford 781-280-3650 or the Lowell 978-656-3242 

YEAR-ROUND PELL GRANTS START THIS SUMMER 2018!

Starting summer of 2018, if you used all of your federal Pell Grant in the fall and spring semesters, you may now receive a full federal Pell Grant in the summer term. Year-round Pell allows a student to receive 150% of their scheduled award to continue to take classes over the summer and potentially graduate earlier.

In order to be eligible you must:

  1. Have completed at 2017-2018 FAFSA and have a complete file
  2. Be Pell Grant eligible
  3. Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  4. In most cases, you must be enrolled at least half-time (6+ credit hours)
  5. If you were full-time status and received a full Pell Grant in the fall of 2017 or spring of 2018, you must enroll for at least 6 credit hours in summer classes to receive summer Pell
  6. If you were part-time fall 2017 or spring 2018, there is no minimum credit requirement to receive a summer Pell Grant
  7. Please note that your Pell Grant award will be based on your EFC and enrollment status

Let's take a look at some examples:

Example # 1 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours, full time 12 credit hours, full time 12 credit hours full time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%)

Example # 2 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours, full time 9 credit hours, 3/4 time 6 credit hours half time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $2,960 (50%) $2,220 (37.5%) $1,480 (25%)

Example # 3 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 6 credit hours, half time 6 credit hours, half time 6 credit hours half time
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $1,480 (25%) $1,480 (25%) $1,480 (25%)

* In order to be eligible for a summer Pell Grant in Example #4 below, you must take at least 6 credit hours in the summer.

Example # 4 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Enrollment 12 credit hours, full time 12 credit hours, full time 6 credit hours half time*
EFC 0 0 0
Pell Award $2,960 (50%) $2,960 (50%) $1,480 (25%)

All Pell awards are based on your FAFSA information and EFC (Expected Family Contribution).

Last Modified: 11/30/18