Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used

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There is a limit to the total amount of Federal Pell Grants that a student may receive, which is the equivalent of six school years. This information is reported to the National Student Loan Data System, and displays on the student’s record as a percentage.

The Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used percentages and their meanings are as follows:

<51% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of up to one-half of a school year.
51% — 100% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between one-half and one school year.
101% — 150% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between one and one and one-half school years.
151% — 200% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between one and one-half and two school years.
201% — 250% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between two and two and one-half school years.
251% — 300% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between two and one-half and three school years.
301% — 350% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between three and three and one-half school years.
351% — 400% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between three and one-half and four school years.
401-500% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between four and five school years.
501-600% The student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between five and six school years.
>600% The student has received Pell grants for the equivalent of more than six school years.

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