The maximum Pell Grant for the 2016–17 award year is $5,815. The amount of the grant depends on both the student’s EFC and several other factors. These factors are the student’s cost of attendance (tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and so on) and the amount of time the student attends school (whether the student goes to school for a full academic year or less and whether the student is full-time or part-time). An eligible part-time student can receive a Pell Grant. The amount awarded, however, will be less than for a full-time student. An applicant may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time. With recent changes to federal regulations, students are no longer able to receive more than one full Pell Grant per year.
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