The Pell Grant Threshold In Terms Of EFC

Written by Michael Bennet

While there may be several Pell Grant thresholds that are relevant to this particular award, in order to become eligible for the Pell Grant you must pay attention to the maximum EFC cutoff threshold. It is now set at 5,081 for the current award year, and you must have an EFC value below this threshold […]

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The Federal Pell Grant Program Properly Deciphered

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant program was created in 1972 as an amendment to the Higher Education Act, and was originally called the Basic Educational Opportunity Act until it was renamed in 1980 after the Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell. It was originally created to provide financial aid to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford […]

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Receiving a Pell Grant Disbursement

Written by Michael Bennet

Receiving a Pell Grant disbursement will be dependent on the decision that is made by your school’s financial aid department once you have qualified for the award. Your college should have detailed the award amounts you would be receiving as a result of the Pell Grant in your official financial aid award package. Pell Grant […]

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