Pell Recalculation Date

EFSC uses a Pell Recalculation Date as a means to establish a time frame for students to add or drop courses to determine a student’s enrollment status for Pell awarding purposes. Enrollment levels (less than half-time, half-time, three quarter-time, or full-time) for the Pell Grant and state grants are determined on the Pell Recalculation Date. The Pell Recalculation Date is the add/drop deadline for the full term:

  • Fall Term 2021 – Thursday,  August 19, 2021
  • Spring Term 2022 – Thursday, January 13, 2022
  • Summer Term 2022 – Thursday, May 19, 2022

Students with enrollment in any part of term for the semester and a submitted FAFSA will have their enrollment level for Pell and state grants determined on the Pell Recalculation Date. Courses added after the Pell Recalculation Date are not included in financial aid enrollment for the purposes of qualifying for federal and state grants. Students are encouraged to register for all classes prior to the Pell Recalculation Date to maximize eligibility for aid.


Registration or FAFSA Submission after the Pell Recalculation Date


Once a student is registered (for any part of term) and has a completed FAFSA, his/her enrollment level will be determined for Pell and state grants. Any classes added after this determination will not be included for purposes of qualifying for federal and state grants.