Federal Pell Grant

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The Federal Pell Grant is the largest federal grant program and is the foundation of a student's total "aid package." Eligibility is determined by the federal government from the information provided by parents and students on the FAFSA. The Pell Grant is paid based on the Estimated Family Contribution and the number of units a student is enrolled in on the Census Date each semester at the end of the add/drop period. The exact Census Dates are published in the Mesa College Financial Aid Information Pamphlet and online under "forms" on the Financial Aid Website.