These are direct gifts to students which do not have to be repaid, UNLESS you withdraw or have an overpayment. These gifts include federal grant programs, academic scholarships, athletic and activity scholarships.
Federal Pell Grant:
The amount of this grant varies according to the student's need as determined by the federal needs analysis, and is available to all students who qualify. Once Pell funds are paid, additional Pell funds will not be disbursed for increased enrollment in the same semester. You can only receive Pell funds at one college during each term you are enrolled.
Lifetime Eligibility Limit for Pell Grant (LEU)
In December 2011, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74). This law has significantly impacted the Pell Grant Program. Students are now limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first Pell Grant. Students that have used 600% of their Pell Grant eligibility will no longer be eligible to receive a Pell Grant.
This regulation limits the receipt of a Pell Grant to a lifetime limit of up to 6 full-time years (600%). This includes community colleges, vocational schools and four year public and private universities. This limit will be tracked by the U.S. Department of Education.
Regardless of the Pell Grant amount, if you receive the full year amount then you have received 100%.
For example, your Pell Grant for the year is for $4,000 and you receive $2,000 in Fall, $1,000 in Spring and the remaining $1,000 in Summer. You have received the entire $4,000 or 100% for the year.
Fall $2,000 (50%)
Spring $1,000 (25%)
Summer $1,000 (25%)
The 600% total eligibility applies at all schools and colleges. However, once you have earned a Bachelor’s Degree, you are no longer eligible for a Pell Grant even if you haven’t received the entire 600% eligibility. In addition, you must also meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress standards to remain eligible each year.
Due to Pell Grant LEU, students do have the right to decline all or part of their Pell Grant awards, or return a previously received Pell Grant award that was awarded during the same academic (award) year you are enrolled in order to preserve future Pell Grant eligibility. We do not recommend you do this. Students may not return any Pell Grant funds from a prior academic (award) year.
The procedure for declining a Pell Grant is by submitting to the Office of Student Financial aid a signed, written statement clearly indicating you are declining/returning Pell funds for which you were otherwise eligible and that those funds may not be available once the academic (award) year is over.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant:
This grant is provided through an allocation of federal money to Butler. It is a campus- based program and awards are limited. Certain priority dates and restrictions apply.
Scholarships available at Butler:
Students maybe required to complete the FAFSA for some of these scholarships as well as the scholarship application.
State of Kansas Scholarship Program:
Students may be required to complete the FAFSA for many of these scholarships as well as the Kansas Board of Regents Application supplement.
1. Complete the online form, OR
These are some of the scholarships available.
2. Print, complete and mail the 14-15 State of Kansas Student Aid Application
- Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant (formerly Vocational Education Scholarship)
- Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship
- Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
- Kansas State Scholarship
- Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
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