Pell awards for 2016-17 range from $5,815 a year for full-time (12 credits or more); $4,361 for three-quarter time (9-11 credits) ; $2,908 for half-time (6-8 credits); and $1,454 for less than half-time (1-5 credits). Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible. Pell Grants are restricted to a lifetime limit of 12 full-time semesters.
These grants normally do not exceed $200 per year at HCC. Preference is given to students who are enrolled at least half-time (6 credits or more) and are eligible for Pell Grants, with $0 expected family contribution. Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible.