Pell Lifetime Eligibility:

Beginning with Fall 2012, a student has 6 years (12 full-time semesters) of total Pell Grant lifetime eligibility. (This includes all years Pell was received prior to Fall 2012.) All the years each student has received federal Pell grant will be counted toward the 6 years, regardless of when the student began receiving aid.

The Oxnard College Financial Aid office will continue processing each student’s Pell grant unless he or she notifies the financial aid office not to do so. If a student is close to the 12-semester limit and does not want to utilize their Pell Grant at Oxnard College, they must notify the financial aid office. The Board of Governor’s Fee waiver (BOGW) will continue waiving enrollment fees if the student is eligible.  

Tracking Your Lifetime Eligibility Used on Federal Student Aid

You can find your Lifetime Eligibility Used for the federal Pell Grant by going to the Web site and creating a student account. The Federal Student Aid, tracks your lifetime Pell Grants, loan usage and overpayment status. If you have loans, you may view how much you owe and to whom.

The Federal Student Aid

Step 1: If you have not already done so, create the new FSA ID to log-in to the website. Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records with the U.S. Department of Education systems. You can create an FSA ID online at:

Step 2: Access Federal Student Aid by going to On the dashboard screen, under My Aid click on View Details, once your on the My Aid screen scroll down to Federal Pell Grant Usage.

Step 3: Complete the Lifetime Pell Eligibility Form 

For more information, please contact Financial Aid Office at 805-678-5828.