Federal & State Grant Information
FEDERAL PELL GRANTS provide non-repayable aid for eligible students. The minimum and maximum award amounts are determined by the Federal Government annually. The student's award amount is based upon the EFC (expected family contribution), the cost of attendance, and the payment schedule issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
The student’s Scheduled Award is established by the Pell Grant payment schedule that is issued by the Department of Education. A Scheduled Award is the maximum amount a student can receive during the award year, if the student attends full-time for a full academic year. If the student attends less than full time (3/4 time, half-time, or less-than-half-time), the disbursed amount will be adjusted to reflect enrollment. Please contact a Financial Aid Counselor before making adjustments to your enrollment. Additionally, please see our Dates to Remember page for information on when awards are adjusted. Per Federal Regulation, students are not permitted to receive a Pell Grant at two schools in the same payment period.
For information on Pell Grants for Summer Semester, please visit our Summer Aid page.
Please note that the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 added a time limit for students receiving Federal Pell Grants. A student may receive Pell Grants for the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters. If you have received a Pell Grant for the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters, you will no longer be eligible for a Pell Grant. Please contact a Financial Aid Counselor if you have questions regarding your Pell Lifetime Eligibility percentage.
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS provide non-repayable aid for eligible high-need students.
HIGHER EDUCATION SUCCESS STIPEND PROGRAM provides non-repayable aid for eligible Utah residents.
UVU provides financial assistance to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. If you need language assistance or accommodation, please inform us when you first contact our office.