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Pell Recalculation

Understanding Pell Recalculation :

Pell recalculation is setting a date each term for which the enrollment status of the student will be locked for the term for purposes of determining Pell for the term. Georgia Southern establishes the Pell recalculation date as the day after the first drop/add period of each term.  

Guidelines for Pell Recalculation

  • The enrollment status of the student is locked on the Pell recalculation date, not the specific classes.
  • A student may swap courses that haven’t started yet in the term in later modules as long as the student’s enrollment status stays the same as it was on the recalculation date.
  • A student who has attended a prior term and received Pell in the prior terms must be registered for the courses Pell will pay by the recalculation date of the subsequent terms.
  • If a student is enrolling for the first time for the award year in the later part of a term, the student’s enrollment status for Pell is the date the student first enrolls.
  • If a student has attended in prior terms but never received a Pell Grant for the award year (due to circumstances such as being selected for verification and not completing the verification until the middle of the term), if the student completes the verification and is then awarded a Pell Grant, the date the student is first awarded the Pell becomes the freeze date for the enrollment status for that student.  The student would then have to be enrolled by the next terms recalculation date to receive Pell for the next term.
SemesterFreeze Date
Fall 2023August 18, 2023
Spring 2024January 12, 2024
Summer 2024May 16, 2024

Last updated: 10/9/2023