Financial Aid

Summer - Pell Grant and Dropping Classes

The Pell Grant award varies according to the semester credits you are enrolled in and fund availability. Any adjustments you make to your schedule could impact the award amount of your Pell Grant. If you drop credits you could lose eligibility for some of the Pell Grant you are awarded originally. The student will be required to repay a portion or all of the Grant award depending on the number of credits. To avoid any repayment, please be aware of the following:

Any classes added after that date will not count towards determining your Pell Grant eligibility. This applies to internships, workshops, and other classes, even if the University allows you to add the credits.

Your Pell award is based on the assumption that you attend all your enrolled classes. If you do not attend a class, or if you drop a class before it starts, your Pell Grant award will be recalculated. Your student account on the BengalWeb Finance Tab, will reflect any Pell Grant reduction that occurs for these reasons. Allow several working days for enrollment changes to be reflected on your student account.

If you add or drop classes after your Pell Grant has disbursed, your student account will reflect any resulting changes to your Pell award within a few working days.

Try to add and drop classes during the same session on BengalWeb, if possible. Also, Add a class before you drop another class. By just dropping a class you may cause your Pell Grant to decrease. If you do not Add first you may have a late fee on unpaid balances with ISU Cashiers Office caused by this decrease in Pell Grant award.

If you drop below 6 credits as a undergraduate (5 credits for graduate) you will need to complete Exit Counseling for loans. All other requirements must be met as well. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (208) 282-2756.


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