Pell Lifetime Limit Flag

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This flag indicates student’s lifetime Pell Grant eligibility status.

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.

The ISIR codes and their meanings are as follows:

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H High Pell percentage. Student has received Pell Grants for the equivalent of between four and five school years.
C Close to Pell limit. Student has received Pell Grants close to the cumulative total. Eligibility for additional Pell Grants may be limited.
E Met or exceeded Pell limit. Student received Pell Grants equal to or exceeding the cumulative total.
N No problem. Student has either not received Pell Grants or has received Pell Grants for less than the equivalent of four school years.

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