The United States Government, through the Department of Education, has made funds available for several Federal grant programs. Supplemental Grant (SEOG) are funds made available and allocated on the basis of greatest financial need to applicants filing by the designated dates. NNU awards SEOG to those who are eligible and have submitted their FAFSA by the NNU priority filing deadline of February 1, up until the funds are exhausted. The Pell grant is solely determined by the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) on the FAFSA and the Federal Government's Pell amounts.
Federal Pell Grant: All undergraduate students are urged to apply for the Federal Pell Grant. As mentioned above, eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be submitted online at studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa. Once submitted, the student can find information at this same website in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR) which indicates eligibility for this grant.
- In some instances, adding or dropping a class will cause your Pell Grant to be recalculated based on your enrollment. Click on the link for information on the Pell Recalculation Date.
- Summer Pell Grant: Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. This means that if you were a Pell eligible student in the fall and/or spring semesters, you may be eligible for Pell Grant funds in the summer semester. To be eligible you must:
- Lifetime Pell Eligibility: The maximum timeframe that students may receive Federal Pell Grant funds is the equivalent of twelve full time (12+ credits) semesters, or 6 years of full time enrollment. The Department of Education tracks the 6 years in percentage of total possible Pell used, beginning at 0% and counting upwards to the lifetime limit of 600% as Pell is used.
- Receiving Pell for one semester, when you are enrolled full time, is equal to receiving 50% of your Pell lifetime eligibility.
- If you are eligible for and receive three semesters of full time Pell Grant, this would be equal to receiving 150% of your Pell lifetime Eligibility.
- You can review your remaining eligibility level online by logging on to NSLDS. You can view your Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) on the Financial Aid Review page.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG). This grant is awarded to students with financial need as described above.
Institutional Grants are also available. More information about the criteria and eligibility for these grants can be found here: