Beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year, eligible students may now receive a full Federal Pell Grant (Year-Round Pell) that may be used for summer 2018, even if they received a full Federal Pell Grant during the fall and spring semesters. BRCC students are encouraged to meet with their Financial Aid advisors to determine eligibility. With Year-Round Pell eligibility, students can receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year and be able to continue taking classes in the summer to finish their degrees faster.
To receive a Pell Grant in Summer 2018, current students must meet the following criteria:
- Complete the FAFSA (and verification, if selected) for 2017-2018 academic year.
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress, which includes a minimum 2.0 grade point average, the passing of a required number of hours (67 percent of all hours attempted) and the total overall hours must not exceed 150 percent of the published length of the students’ degree program.
- Refer to the BRCC catalog at www.mybrcc.edu for program requirements.
- Qualify for a 2017-2018 Federal Pell Grant
- Complete a 2017-2018 Summer Financial Aid Request Form. To complete the form, visit http://www.mybrcc.edu/financial_aid/SummerSchoolApplication718.pdf
Pell Grant recipients may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster. Students should consult with their academic advisor to develop a manageable course load for the shorter summer term. Students are not required to take 12 credits during summer 2018.
The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by a federal law to 600 percent. If a student's lifetime eligibility used (LEU) equals or exceeds 600 percent, the student may no longer receive Pell Grant funding.
Students who meet all Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements and have at least 75 percent of their lifetime Pell Grant eligibility remaining from the end of Fall 2017 semester are eligible for YRP consideration. The maximum period that students may receive Federal Pell Grant is the equivalent of twelve full-time semesters. One full-time semester of Pell equals 50 percent.