Federal Pell Grant Recalculation Policy

Ogeechee Technical College awards Pell grants based on a projected full-time enrollment status. The Pell grant amounts are then prorated based on the enrollment level of the student during each term. Each term, the financial aid office will set a Pell Recalculation Date to correspond with the end of that term's initial drop/add period. This is typically the 4th day of the full term. Any changes to enrollment after this date will not change a student's calculated Pell award.

Exceptions to this policy include when a student adds a class for the first time that semester (i.e. adds a Term B class that starts later in the term as their initial enrollment), when a student fails to begin attendance in a class, or when the college receives an initial FAFSA for the student. In these cases, Pell must be recalculated.

For example, if a student begins fall term in August enrolled in six credit hours and in October decides to add a class for Term B that begins in October, the student will not receive additional Pell funds for the October class. The student is only eligible for the Pell funds calculated on the six hours of enrollment on the 4th day of the term. However , if a student begins fall term in October for Term B only, the student is eligible to receive Pell funds.

This policy only applies to Pell funds.