Okefenokee Technical College

Okefenokee Technical College 2013-2014 Catalog

Limits of Eligibility

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Financial Assistance

Federal PELL Grant Lifetime Eligibility Limit

Due to a change in federal regulations for Federal Student Aid, the Federal PELL Grant Program has been revised to limit the number of terms that a student may receive the PELL Grant in his/her academic history. As of July 1, 2012, a student can receive the Federal PELL Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent.

A student wishing to view his/her PELL Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (PELL LEU) can log into the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at www.NSLDS.ed.gov. The LEU will be found on the Financial Aid Review page.

Paid-Hours Limit for HOPE Grant

An eligible student may receive HOPE Grant payment for the equivalent of 63 semester credit hours at all institutions.

Combined Paid-Hours Limit for HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant, and ACCEL

An eligible student is ineligible to receive HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant, or ACCEL once he/she reaches the Combined Paid-Hours Limit of 127 semester credit hours from any combination of HOPE Scholarship Paid-Hours, plus Zell Miller Scholarship Paid-Hours, plus HOPE Grant Paid-Hours, plus ACCEL Program Paid-Hours for credit taken at all HOPE eligible institutions.

Attempted Hours Limit for HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships

A student is ineligible to receive HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship payment once he/she reaches the Attempted Hours Limit of 127 college level semester credit hours, regardless of how payment was made for those hours or if the hours were taken at a HOPE eligible institution.