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Pell Grant for Undergraduate Students

Regent University participates in the Federal Pell Grant Program for undergraduate students.

To be considered for eligibility:

Amount Awarded:

  • 2013 - 2014: $0 - $5,645 (maximum annual award)
  • 2014 - 2015: $0 - $5,730 (maximum annual award)

Typically, Pell grant disburses in two equal parts per academic year (fall and spring semesters). Although disbursed at the beginning of a semester, students must earn their Pell by completing and participating in registred courses.

The Department of Education (ED) determines Pell grant awards on a sliding scale based on the combination of two factors:

  1. Expected Family Contribution (EFC): Your EFC is determined by information provided on the FAFSA. The Student Aid Report (SAR) lists your EFC and details the overall FAFSA results. ED phrases the EFC as a dollar amount and it represents the expected financial contribution from you (and your family) toward the cost of your education; however, it does not imply an obligation to pay out-of-pocket. It does place all students within a "need category" designed to determine eligibility for Pell grant, Stafford Loans, etc.
  2. Enrollment Status: The number of credits you take in a semester determines the amount of your awarded Pell grant you may receive. Full-time enrollment provides students with the maximum Pell grant disbursement awarded for a specific semester. Pell grants pro-rate based on a student's enrollment below full-time status. Below is a chart to help you determine what your enrollment status is for each semester:


Enrollment Status

# of Credits Per Semester

Full Time

12+ credits

3/4 Time

9-11 credits

1/2 Time

6-8 credits

Less than 1/2 Time

0-5 credits


Note: Students enrolled in the 8-week online or on-campus program have the ability to register in each of two sessions per semester. If you recieve Pell grant or other federal financial aid and enroll in the 8-week program, it is recommended that you enroll for both semester sessions before the semester begins to ensure that you maximize your federal aid eligibility.

To determine the approximate amount of your Pell Grant, click the appropriate year to view the chart:

2013-14 Pell Grant Chart

2014-15 Pell Grant Chart

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