What is the Pell Plus?

Pell Plus covers standard tuition and mandatory fees for 12 to 15 credits per term for first-year Oregon residents who meet all academic and financial aid requirements. Initial awards will be based on 12 credits per term and will be adjusted as needed after the census date each term. Pell Plus is available to the standard academic terms fall, winter, and spring. Pell Plus is not available for summer term.

 

Who is eligible?

Eligible students must meet the following criteria:

  • Current resident of Oregon
  • Graduate from an Oregon high school
  • Admitted to WOU as a first-year freshman for fall 2019
  • Have a 3.4 cumulative, unweighted high school GPA
  • Eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant as determined by the FAFSA

 

What do I need to do to apply and by what deadlines?
  • Submit the FAFSA by February 1st.
    • Use WOU’s school code: 003209
  • Submit all required admission materials.
    • Official high school transcripts, SAT/ACT scores, etc.
    • Submit your final high school transcripts by August 1st.
  • Accept all state and federal grants awarded.

 

Can I be part-time or co-admitted to another Oregon Community College?

No. Students must be enrolled full-time at WOU.

 

What are the covered costs?

To qualify, you must apply for federal and state grants. The program covers remaining standard tuition and fees after financial aid is applied.

 

Are housing and other educational expenses covered?

No. Personal funds, Federal Work Study (if awarded), loans, or other scholarships will be needed to cover housing and other educational expenses such as books and supplies.

 

Once I am a WOU student, how do I keep the award?

Complete the FAFSA each year by February 1. You must remain eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Enroll full-time each term (12-15 credits) and maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative college GPA.

 

If I receive the award, how long am I eligible to keep it?

Enroll full-time each term and maintain a cumulative 2.0 college GPA, and you can receive the award for up to 12 consecutive terms of enrollment.

 

Can I receive additional grants and scholarships?

Yes! Student are encouraged to submit the WOU Scholarship Application by March 1st and apply for outside scholarships. Financial aid award letters will notify you of additional grants or scholarships you may receive.

 

Will I receive loans if I receive the Pell Plus?

A student’s financial aid award may include loans to cover additional educational expenses such as room and board, books, supplies, and personal expenses.

 

Find out more information on the Pell Plus Program.