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What Are the Eligibility Requirements for a Pell Grant?

How to Pay for College > What Aid do I Qualify for? > Basic Eligibility Criteria > What Are the Eligibility Requirements for a Pell Grant?

The first step in the application is the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You’re automatically considered for the Pell Grant when you submit the FAFSA®. Find out if you’re eligible for federal financial aid, including the Pell Grant,  right now by taking the quiz. Also, learn more about the Pell Grant requirement below.

 

To be eligible for a Pell Grant, individuals must be enrolled or accepted into a participating educational institution. They cannot have earned a bachelor’s or another professional degree already, and they must meet all the other general requirements for federal student aid outlined below.