The Federal Pell Grant is a program designed to provide financial aid to undergraduate students working towards their first degree. The U.S. Department of Education administers the Pell Grant and determines the funding amount available to the student. The purpose of the Pell Grant is to provide funding for educational expenses. Pell Grants are disbursed to students in one payment within the semester for those students that have completed their file in the financial aid office and have met all requirements. Financial Aid disbursements are made after the 7th week of classes. Federal Pell Grant will pay for only one (1) repeated course; if a student does not pass a course the first semester and repeats the course the second semester it is payable, however, after the second semester, Federal Pell Grant will not pay for the repeated course. Students are allowed up to two Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees at Little Big Horn College. After acquiring two degrees at LBHC, students are encouraged to go on to a four-year institution so that they will not exhaust their Federal Pell Grant at Little Big Horn College. Pell Grant will provide funding for only twelve (12) semesters of study. Students pursuing a second Associate degree at Little Big Horn College will be asked to appeal their Federal Pell Grant so that they understand they may exhaust their federal funding at Little Big Horn College. Federal Regulations require that students establish attendance/participation in coursework each term to be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. Federal Pell Grant recipients, Pell Grant award amount will be based on the courses he/she is registered AND in attendance. The grant is disbursed based on the number of credits for which attendance has been confirmed. The student will not be eligible for Pell Grant for courses that he/she does not attend and for the full-time Pell amount. Students must be enrolled in a program of study in order to be eligible for Pell Grant.  The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds students may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six year or 12 semesters of Pell Grant funding. Since the amount of a scheduled Pell Grant award you can receive each award year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%.