A Federal Pell Grant is federal gift assistance that does not need to be repaid. The Federal Pell Grant is based upon eligibility and enrollment status. Your grant may increase or decrease according to the exact course load for which you enroll each semester. Baccalaureate degree holders are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants. The current maximum amount is $5,550 per year. For more details, visit the Department of Education's web site.
Change in Pell Grant Funding for Summer 2012 and Beyond: Changes in federal regulations eliminated funding for a second Pell Grant for courses taken during a summer term. This change is effective for summer 2012. Pell Grant funds for summer will only be available to Pell eligible students who were enrolled less than full-time during the most recent fall and/or spring semester and who did not receive their full scheduled Pell Grant for the current academic year. New undergraduate students whose admission term is one of the summer terms must complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA (in addition to the 2012-2013 FAFSA) in order for UK to determine if the student is eligible for Pell Grant funds for courses taken during the summer 2012 term(s).
Students seeking Pell Grant or other funding for summer courses must submit the Summer 2012 Request for Federal Aid form available after March 1 at www.uky.edu/financialaid.
A CAP Grant is state funded gift assistance awarded by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance (KHEAA). You will receive official notification by mail directly from KHEAA regarding the amount for which you are eligible and the campus where the grant may be used. This award may not exceed your need. Baccalaureate degree holders are not eligible for CAP Grants. The current maximum amount is $1,900 per year. For more details, visit the Kentucky Department of Education's web site.
Federal SEOG is federal gift assistance normally awarded to full-time students with the greatest levels of financial need and who are Pell Grant recipients. Baccalaureate degree holders are not eligible for Federal SEOG Grants. The AVERAGE award is $600 per year. For more details, please see the Department of Education's web site.