Learn about Pell Grants  and the Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) for Pell Grants by watching the Financial Aid TV video.

Pell Grant Change

Beginning Fall 2012, students are now limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant Eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant. Students that have already used 600% of their Pell Grant eligibility will no longer be eligible to receive a Pell Grant starting Fall 2012. **

Students are automatically considered for a federal Pell grant when they file the FAFSA application. The Federal Pell Grant is money that a student does not need to repay. The student must meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Pell grants range from $400 to $5550 for the 2011-2012 academic year at College of Alameda.

The enrollment status of the student, i.e. full time, three-quarter time, half time or less than half time will have a proportional effect on the amount of money a student will receive.