Lifetime Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant Program:

There is a new 600% (6 FT Years) lifetime limit to the Pell grant you receive. 

Visit the following website: National Student Loan Data System

Make sure you know what percent you have reached.

Plan ahead, so you can save at least 300% of your Pell lifetime for when you transfer to a four year institution.


The Federal Loan Program and Hartnell College:

As of the Summer Term 2012 Hartnell Community College no longer participate in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program.

Hartnell will continue to make a variety of federal, state, and private grants, scholarships, and work programs available to students.

Hartnell's student loan default rate has risen drastically in the last two years. This is the result of some Hartnell students not repaying their student loans. The Department of Education has determined that schools with high default rates may not be allowed to participate in other financial aid programs, like Pell Grant.

In order to protect Hartnell's ability to provide other financial aid to students, Hartnell has made the decision to no longer offer Direct Student Loans.