|Pell Grant awards are based on the following: Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the Cost of Attendance, the student’s enrollment status (number of credit hours enrolled); and the remaining Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used. The Pell Grant cannot be received by two institutions during the same semester. Funds will be required to be paid back to one of the institutions if this occurs.
Maximum Pell Grant for the 2015-2016 award year (July 1, 2015 to June 30,2016) is $5,775.00. For the 2015-2016 academic year which is Fall 2015, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016; your Pell Grant funds available for each semester, however, you can only receive Pell Grant funds during the Summer semester if you did not take 12+ credit hours during either the Fall and/or Spring semesters.
The amount of Pell Grant funds that are disbursed is partially determined by your enrollment status. Attending full-time (enrolled for 12 or more credit hours) you will receive the full amount of Pell Grant funds, amounts decrease as the number of credit hours decrease. Enrolled 3/4 time (9-11 credit hours) you will receive 75% of the amount listed on your award page, half-time (6-8 credit hours) equals 50% of your award amount, and less than half-time (1-5 credit hours) equals 25% of your award amount for the semester. GHC offers courses that are 2 credit hours, 3 credit hours and 4 credit hours. Aid is based on credit hours, not the number of classes you are taking, be aware of how many credit hours you are registered for and not just the number of classes.