Financial Aid Office
Phone: 701.221.1851
Phone: 701.255.3285, ext. 1850
Toll Free: 1.888.643.8882
Fax: 701.530.0611

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Upper Floor
Jack Barden Center


Lifetime Limit to the Federal Pell Grant Program Beginning 2012-2013

Effective beginning the 2012-2013 award year a student’s eligibility for receiving the Federal Pell Grant will be limited to 12 full-time semesters (or its equivalent). This change applies to all Federal Pell Grant eligible students. It is not limited to students who receive their First Federal Pell Grant on or after 2008-2009 award year. We will calculate the Pell Grant duration for a student by adding together each annual percentages of a student’s scheduled award that was actually disbursed to the student. For example, a student whose 2011-2012 Federal Pell Grant award was $5,550, but who received $2,775 because she was only enrolled for one semester, will have used 50% of that award year’s schedules award. Similarly, a student who was enrolled three quarter time (9 credits) for the 2011-2012 award year would have used 75% of their scheduled award.