Federal Pell Grant Chart

A Federal Pell Grant is a need-based financial aid program for undergraduate college students. The amount of the grant varies depending on factors like your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), cost of attendance, and enrollment status.

Enrollment statuses are:

  1. Full-Time: This usually means taking a certain number of credit hours that is considered a full course load. At USF, this means being enrolled in at least 12 units.
  2. Three-Quarter Time: Enrolled in 9 to 11 units.
  3. Half-Time: Enrolled in 6 to 8 units.
  4. Less Than Half-Time: Enrolled in 1 to 5 units.

Use this chart to better understand your Federal Pell Grant award amount and what you might be able to receive in the future. These amounts are determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Start by finding your EFC on the left side and match it with your current enrollment status.

For example, a student with 0 EFC could expect to receive in semester 1:

  • Federal Pell Grant amount of $3,698 if enrolled full time.
  • Federal Pell Grant amount of $2,773 if enrolled three-quarter time.
  • Federal Pell Grant amount of $1,849 if enrolled half time.
  • Federal Pell Grant amount of $925 if enrolled less than half-time.

See Federal Pell Grant Chart