Will We Have To Calculate the COA Using the Pell Enrollment Intensity Percentages?

Award Year: 2024-25 KA-36591 Helpfulness Rating 655 page views

This guidance is specific to the 2024-25 award year and later.

This AskRegs Knowledgebase Q&A was updated on May 1, 2024 to reflect recent guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

No. The cost of attendance (COA) is not required to be calculated on a per-credit-hour or per-clock-hour basis (enrollment intensity); schools continue to use enrollment status (e.g., full-time, three-quarter-time, half-time, and less-than-half-time status).

The Federal Pell Grant COA is always based on full-time, full academic year costs; enrollment intensity is used to determine the amount of a student's Pell Grant annual award. Certain COA components are excluded for students with an enrollment intensity of less than 50 percent (i.e., less-than-half-time enrollment status).

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