**Pell Grant Change: Beginning Fall 2012, students are now limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant Eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant. Students that have already used 600% of their Pell Grant eligibility will no longer be eligible to receive a Pell Grant starting Fall 2012. **
Students are automatically considered for a Federal Pell Grant when they file the FAFSA application. The Federal Pell Grant is money that a student does not need to repay. The student must meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Pell grants range from $757 to $6,345 for the 2020-2021 academic year at College of Alameda.
The enrollment status of the student, i.e. full time, three-quarter time, half time or less than half time will have a proportional effect on the amount of money a student will receive. For purposes of financial aid, enrollment status is defined as outlined in the table below.
|Enrollment||Number of Units|
|Full-Time||12 or more|
|¾ Time||9 – 11.5|
|½ Time||6 – 8.5|
|< ½ Time||5.5 or less|