Pell Recalculation Date (PRD)/Financial Aid Freeze Date Policy

The Pell Recalculation Date (PRD), also known as the Financial Aid Freeze Date, is a date in which the Financial Aid Office locks your enrollment. Your enrollment on this established date will determine your eligible Pell Grant amount. Any classes that are added or dropped after this date will not impact (neither increase nor decrease) your Pell Grant award for the semester. However, if considered withdrawn (officially or unofficially) or do not begin attending class(es) for which you were given the Pell grant, you will be subject to a recalculation of federal financial aid dollars.

Withdrawing prior to the PRD

If you withdraw after beginning class but prior to the PRD, the enrollment status established on the date of your withdrawal will be used to determine your Pell eligibility.

If you add a course after the PRD, and then subsequently withdraw, the enrollment status established on the PRD will be used to determine your Pell eligibility.

Post PRD – Initial Enrollment

If not enrolled as of the PRD, but you enroll after this established date, your initial enrollment will be used to determine your Pell eligibility.

Initial FAFSA received after the PRD

If your FAFSA is received after the established PRD, your enrollment on the date the Pell Grant is initially calculated will be used to determine your Pell Grant eligibility.

Pell Recalculation Dates

The upcoming Pell Recalculation dates are as follows. Your financial aid enrollment will be frozen early morning on these established dates.

  • Fall 2023: 9/7/2023
  • Spring 2024: 2/1/2024
  • Summer 2024: 6/13/2024

Important: Only courses you attend are used to determine your eligibility for the Pell Grant. Failure to attend classes will result in a mandatory recalculation of Pell Grant funds resulting in a reduction to your grant amount.

Policy Established 8/23/22

Contact Info

Financial Aid

For more information, please contact:

Phone: (409) 882-3317
Ron E. Lewis Library, Room 355

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