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 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 summer 2019Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you? If you were a Pell eligible student in fall 2018 and/or spring 2019, you may qualify for a Pell Grant for summer 2019!

In order to be eligible in 2018-2019 you must:

  1. Have a valid 2018-2019 FAFSA and had a completed file
  2. Be  Pell Grant eligible
  3. Be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  4. In most cases, 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 2018 or spring of 2019, you must enroll for at least 6 credit hours in summer classes to receive summer Pell
  6. If you were part-time fall 2018 or spring 2019, 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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
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 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
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: 4/25/19