Pell Promise

Pell Promise

For several years, Hanover College has met the full tuition need for Indiana residents who are Pell eligible through its Indiana “Pell Promise.” Beginning with the incoming first-year class of 2022, Hanover is extending that “Pell Promise” to all 50 states to increase accessibility for students with financial need.

Requirements: Students must be admitted to Hanover College, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 and qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. The award is renewable each year upon filing the FAFSA.

Created in 1972, the Federal Pell Grant is the largest grant program offered to undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Pell Grants vary in amount based on a student’s expected family contribution, cost of attendance, status as a full-time or part-time student and attendance for a full academic year or less. Hanover College will receive the student’s Pell Grant and will make up any difference, so the eligible student pays no tuition.

While the Pell Grant is based solely on financial need, Hanover students may also be eligible to apply for other types of financial aid, including merit-based scholarships, legacy awards, competitive scholarships and student loans. More than 99 percent of Hanover students receive some form of financial aid. Last year, the Hanover College provided more than $50 million in institutional aid to its students.


For questions about student eligibility, contact the Office of Admission.