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Pell Grant


Federal Pell Grants are free money awarded to students by the U.S. Government. They are not loans and do not need to be repaid. To potentially receive Pell Grants, students must meet the eligibility requirements listed below and also demonstrate sufficient financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA allows the federal government to determine whether or not you are eligible to receive Pell Grants.


  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen.
  • Be admitted to BYU–Hawaii in a degree-seeking, undergraduate program for a current or future enrollment period during the academic year.
  • Not already have a bachelor's degree, or pay graduate tuition.
  • Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal grant for attendance at any institution.

Please note that at BYU–Hawaii, Pell Grants are disbursed to a student's account based on enrollment. You may be eligible for an additional Pell Grant for the spring semester. Contact Financial Aid & Scholarship for more information.

How to Apply?

  1. Complete your FAFSA application.
  2. Complete verification if selected.
  3. Review financial aid award letter.

Federal aid tutorials are available on the FAFSA page.