Summer Pell Grant Eligibility Criteria

There are two situations in which a student may receive Pell Grant for Summer terms.

  1. Residual eligibility.

    1. When a student does not receive 100% of their eligible Pell Grant funding during the fall and/or spring terms, they may receive the remainder of their eligibility when enrolled during the summer term.

    2. Depending on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the student may qualify at less than half time enrollment during the summer (less than 6 Credit Hours of enrollment).

    3. Residual eligibility results from not enrolling in a fall or spring term, or when the student is not enrolled full time in a fall and/or spring term.

  2. 150% Pell Grant Availability

    1. For the 2023/2024 academic year, the Department of Education authorized awarding of additional Pell Grant funds for summer enrollment.  Students who utilize 100% of their Pell Grant eligibility during the fall and spring terms may receive additional Pell funding for summer, up to an additional 50%.

      1. Students MUST enroll, and begin attendance, in at least 6 Credit Hours of coursework during the summer term to qualify.

      2. At Appalachian, the enrollment can be split across the summer sessions, but must equal or exceed 6 Credit Hours.