Retroactive Federal Student Aid

Retroactive Federal Pell Grant Award:

To be considered for a retroactive Federal Pell Grant for the Award Year, the U.S. Department of Education must process your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and generate your Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) reflecting a Pell eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) while you are still enrolled at PVAMU in the same Award Year.

If the semester(s) for which you are being considered for the Federal Pell Grant has ended, your enrollment status for the semester(s) for which the Pell Grant is being considered is based on the number of credit hours you have successfully completed.

If you meet the preceding criteria but were selected for verification but have not completed the process by the time you are no longer enrolled for that academic year, you MAY be eligible once you complete verification IF the annual verification deadlines has not passed, which is the 120th calendar day of your last date of attendance at PVAMU for the award year in which you have been selected for verification.

Retroactive Federal Direct Loan Award:

To be considered for a retroactive Federal Direct Loans for fall, spring or summer of the award year,:

  • The office of financial aid must receive both your FAFSA reflecting a calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and your formal loan request, and
  • You must have remaining FDL eligibility, and
  • You must have completed (if selected) the verification process, and
  • The office of financial aid must then have enough time to certify the loan to the U. S. Department of Education before the last day of the semester in which you are enrolled on at least a half-time for the Award Year.

**Please note that you will not be able to request a loan after the term has ended if you are no longer enrolled and will not be enrolled in the next semester**

If you are nearing the end of a semester and wish to request a Federal Direct Loan for that semester, you should contact the office of financial aid to determine if the loan can still be awarded.