Pell Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) Students are now limited to a lifetime maximum Pell Grant of 12 semesters / six years or full time equivalent (600%) at any community college, vocational school or four year/bachelor program. Once you reach the 600% Pell LEU, you will be ineligible for any additional Pell Grants.
You are able to log on National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) using your FAFSA ID and view your LEU. The LEU will be found on the Financial Aid Review page.
What this means for you : You must plan for your future, especially if you intend to transfer to a four year college to pursue a Bachelors degree. The six year limit is a LIFETIME limit, regardless of whether or not you complete your academic goals or your Bachelors degree. This regulation is in effect even if you have had an appeal approved for failure to meet academic progress, it supersedes any prior offer of aid/award, and the United States Department of Education allows for no appeal or exception.
For examples of how Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) is calculated and for further detail please visit the following site: http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell/calculate-eligibility