New Pell Grant Eligibility Rules Create
Effective July 1, 2012, the Pell Grant duration of eligibility has been set to 12 full-time semesters, or
approximately six years. This new limit will apply to all Pell recipients regardless of when the student first
began receiving Pell Grant funds. In order to comply with this new regulation, Indiana State University has adjusted
or canceled Pell awards for any student affected by this change. The Department of Education also sent out email
notifications to all students who had filed a 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students may view their Pell Grant history and verify their lifetime percentage used by accessing their personal
information at the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS), the U.S. Department of Education's central database for