A Pell Grant is a grant program run by the U.S. Department of Education to provide financial aid to students in undergraduate programs. These grants, like federal undergraduate student loans, are based on need.

The maximum amount you can get from one can change annually, and how much of that you get depends on things like the extent of your financial need, your status as a full-time or part-time student, and whether or not you are attending school for a full academic year

There is also a limit on how many Pell Grants you can get: No more than 12 semesters (roughly 6 academic years). However, the amount of any other student aid for which you might qualify does not affect the amount of your Pell Grant.

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