Eligible Career Pathway Programs and Eligibility for Title IV Aid

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 made changes to the definition of an eligible career pathway program and Federal Pell Grant award amounts for students enrolled in those programs. These changes included:

  • A less onerous definition of an eligible career pathway program; and
  • The elimination of the career pathway alternative Pell Grant disbursement schedules, which entitles students to Pell awards from the regular Federal Pell Grant Payment and Disbursement Schedules beginning for 2016-2017.