If a student is eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, students are able to receive up to 600% of an award in total over their lifetime. This is the equivalent of 12 full time semesters. To see how this may affect you now or in the future, click here. You may also go to www.nslds.ed.gov (use your Federal PIN) to see how much Federal Pell Grant you have used. (You can also review your aggregate amount of Federal Direct Stafford Loans borrowed on the same site.) You may also want to check out our Grants Page for more information on Federal Pell Grant eligibility.