Pell Grant Update

Pell Grants are now (starting with 2017-18) available on a year round basis.

Priority Deadline for processing SUMMER 2018 PELL GRANTS, and all Summer 2018 financial aid,  is MAY 1, 2018.  Grants will be processed after May 1st but they will be processed in the order in which they are received.


Student who have exhausted all Pell Grant eligibility for the 2017-18 award year (24 or more credits fall and spring semester) may be eligible to receive additional Pell Grant funds for the summer semester/term IF THEY ARE ENROLLED AT LEAST half-time (6 credit hours or more).


A student was awarded a Pell Grant for the 2017-18 academic year of $5,370.00 The student enrolled as a full-time student for both fall and spring semesters.

In the past, the student would have exhausted their Pell Grant eligibility and not be awarded for the summer session.  However, now the student is eligible for a Summer Pell Grant!  THE STUDENT MUST ENROLL FOR AT LEAST SIX (6) SEMESTER  CREDIT HOURS (half-time) for the summer but if they do, they'll be eligible. Also, the student's summer award can not exceed $2,685.00 for the summer.  If this student enrolled in 9 credits (3/4 time) for the summer they'd be eligible for $2,014.00 for summer Pell Grant.


Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with WCJC's SAP Policy.  All students who receive a Pell Grant should be familiar with the SAP policy.

Students who have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and been awarded for the fall or spring semesters DO NOT NEED TO A NEW FAFSA FOR THE SUMMER. Students who have not completed a FAFSA for the 2017-18 year, and are seeking financial aid for the summer, should complete a FAFSA as soon as possible. See the WCJC Website for information on applying for financial aid.


Students who seeking Pell Grant for the summer sessions need to complete a SUMMER FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION and submit it to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.

PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR SUMMER FINANCIAL AID PROCESSING (PELL GRANTS INCLUDED) IS MAY 1, 2018.  Applications received after May 1st will be processed but in the order they are received.



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