Can a Student Receive Pell For Half Credits Or Partial Credits?

Award Year: 2024-25 KA-36987 Helpfulness Rating 1,007 page views

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

Yes. If your school offers courses that are worth less than a full credit, you must calculate the Federal Pell Grant enrollment intensity to reflect the partial credits. Please review the following excerpt from GEN-23-11:

"Please note that if an institution awards credits in decimals (e.g., 7.5 credits, 10.5 credits) the institution must incorporate the partial credits that it awards into the enrollment intensity formula (e.g., (7.5 ÷ 12) x 100% = 63%)." That's .625 rounded up.

See GEN-23-11 for additional discussion.

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