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Grant Eligibility


Grants are a form of financial aid that you do not need to repay. Many grants are based on financial need, and some also take into consideration academic performance, academic degree program, and/or residence status.

You will need to complete your FAFSA to be evaluated for federal grant eligibility.

Federal Pell Grant

Amount per year:

  • 2020-2021: $639 – $6,345
  • 2019-2020: $650 – $6,195


  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Undergraduate student
  • U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
  • Need-based:
    • EFC of 5711 or less (2020-2021)
    • EFC of 5576 or less (2019-2020)
  • Prorated based on enrollment
  • Other criteria apply, subject to change

Year-Round Pell and Summer Pell: Up to an additional 50% of Pell Grant aid may be available to students who use their entire Pell Grant for the aid year, known as ‘Year-Round Pell’. To receive Year-Round Pell, students must enroll at least half-time in the eligible term and meet all other eligibility requirements in the semester of the additional award.

Summer Pell Grants, which are different from Year-Round Pell, may be available to students who did not use their entire Pell Grant in the Fall and Spring terms.

Students planning to enroll in the Summer who received Pell in Fall and/or Spring who may have questions about the Pell Grant are encouraged to reach out to us at https://www.liberty.edu/student-financial-services/contact-us/.

Students transferring to Liberty may be able to receive additional Pell Grants sooner than the summer term. Please email FinancialAid@liberty.edu for more information.

Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU): Some students may be affected by the Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) requirements for the Federal Pell Grant.  Students who are close to or who have met his or her limit do not need to send any documentation unless it is requested in ASIST.  Read more about the Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility. Track your lifetime usage by downloading the myStudentAid app on your mobile device, available through Apple Apps and Google Play. You may also review your lifetime eligibility by logging into the National Student Loan Data System.

The U.S. Department of Education is sending notifications to students who may be eligible for restored Pell Grant eligibility due to school closure. If you believe you may be eligible for restored Pell and have not received a notification, please reach out to the U.S. Department of Education at (800) 557-7394.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Federal TEACH Grant

Iraq & Afghanistan Service Grant

Liberty Supplemental Grant

Liberty Scholars Grant Program (Undergraduate)

Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

Virginia Two Year College Transfer Grant

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