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Summer Pell

Pay for Summer Courses with the Year-Round Pell Grant!

The Year-Round Pell Grant provides up to 150 percent of your maximum Pell award for the academic year. If eligible, the additional Pell funds will enable you to enroll in Summer courses at reduced tuition or tuition-free so that you can earn your degree faster without accruing or increasing debt.

Eligibility Overview

The additional funds provided by the Year-Round Pell Grant do not require repayment. To be eligible for the Year-Round Pell Grant funds, you must:

  • have completed the 2018-19 and/or 2019-20 FAFSA.
  • be eligible to receive a Pell Grant funds.
  • meet the credit requirements (each semester) as determined by Pell percentages (contact the Office of Financial Aid for details)

For full Year-Round Pell eligibility requirements, please review What is Year-Round Pell?

The Three-Credit Option

More great news! You can get started with a single three-credit course this Summer and still qualify for Year-Round Pell by enrolling at Hunter full-time in the Fall and Spring semesters. This can be a really great option for students looking to catch-up on their degree requirements and for those starting in the Fall who want to get a jump-start on their Hunter education.

Additional Details

To learn more about the Year-Round Pell Grant, please review What is Year-Round Pell? or contact the Office of Financial Aid directly at

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