Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is free grant assistance that does not have to be repaid. These federal grants are available to assist students in meeting educational costs. Federal Pell Grants are targeted to students with high financial need. Student can only receive a maximum of 6 years of full-time grant towards their undergraduate education, including work at a four year college or university.
This federally funded program provides grants to needy undergraduates who have not already received a bachelor's degree. The maximum award for the 2017-2018 year is $5,920 at a full-time enrollment. Actual award amounts vary according to your eligibility index number and enrollment status (the eligibility index number is calculated using the federally mandated formula and the information on your FAFSA).
Students cannot be paid Pell Grant at two different schools for the same enrollment period. This includes overlapping terms.
Students intending on transferring to a 4-year college or university should not use more than 300% or half of their Pell Grant eligibility at IVC. In order to reserve potential future grant eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 949-451-5287.
About Federal Student Financial Aid Programs
NOTICE — You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for any of the Federal programs. You must be a U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen to qualify for aid. If you are in default on a student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant, you are not eligible for federal student financial aid.