The Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU)


The new Federal Pell Grant regulations now limit the amount of Pell Grant that any student can receive in a lifetime to 600% or the equivalent of six-years For example; an award year is a period from July 1 of one calendar year to June 30 of the next calendar year. ED tracks the student LEU by adding the percentages of the Pell Grant scheduled awards each student receives for each award year. If a student receives in a year $2,775 of a $5,550 scheduled award the student would have received a 50% LEU, or likewise $3,750 of a $5,000 scheduled award the student percent used would be 75% and a receipt of $4,000 of a $4,000 scheduled award the percent used would be calculated at 100% for that year until the student reaches a combined total of 600% Lifetime Eligibility Used. A student may log on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) using the assigned Federal Student Aid PIN and view the LEU at: www.nslds.ed.gov.