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                                PELL GRANT FACTS
To receive a Pell Grant at Palo Verde College you must have completed the FAFSA and have
a completed financial aid file. If you have not completed these steps, you will not receive your Pell Grant disbursement on the scheduled dates. Pell Grants are disbursed over the entire academic year: one-half in the fall and one-half in the spring. Each semester there are two disbursements. In order to receive your Pell Grant disbursement, you must attend Financial Aid Orientation and sign, and return your award letter. You must present a picture ID and your Social Security Card if you are picking up a physical check. If you forget to bring either ID, you will not be able to pick up your check. If you have signed up for the PVC Opportunity Card this will not apply to you, the funds will automatically be put on your card. Please do not send another person to pick up your check, as they will not be permitted to do so. Not every student receives the same amount of Pell Grant money. Your award depends
on the calculated EFC (Expected Family Contribution) indicated on your SAR (Student Aid Report) and whether or not you live with parents or on your own. It also depends on the number of units in which you are enrolled. If you enroll in Distance Education courses, as opposed to regular courses, your financial aid could be drastically reduced. Also remember, if you decrease the number of units you are taking, your Pell Grant money will also be decreased. You must also maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive the Pell Grant.
DISBURSEMENT DATES
 Fall 2018
 Spring 2019
  1st 08/21/2018
 1st 02/06/2019
  2nd 10/17/2018
   2nd 05/27/2019
 3rd 12/06/2018
  3rd 05/22/2019
  *Disbursement dates are subject to change without notice
Not all students will receive a Pell Grant check on the first Check Disbursement Date.
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