The TEACH Grant

Written by Michael Bennet

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant Program, or TEACH Grant, is another federal educational grant that is brought to you by the Department of Education. It can provide students with 4,000 dollars of aid during each of their four years of undergraduate study, with eligibility being heavily based on academic performance […]

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Applying for Scholarships Along With the Pell Grant

Written by Michael Bennet

Students often ask me about whether they can get both a Pell Grant and a scholarship during a particular award year. While this question seems to be fairly simplistic and obvious, the answer isn’t because it can sometimes be yes, and it can sometimes be no. Remember that the Pell Grant is based almost exclusively […]

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The Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant: FSEOG

Written by Michael Bennet

The Federal Supplementary Education Opportunity Grant, or FSEOG Grant as it commonly referred to, is a federal education grant that is provided on an annual basis to undergraduate students from across the country who exhibit a high financial need. In these respects it is very similar to the Pell Grant, although FSEOG Grants are only […]

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Are There Pell Grants for Single Mothers Available?

Written by Michael Bennet

Is it true that there are specialized Pell Grants for single mothers available? The truth is no, there is only one Pell Grant available for students from all different races, genders, backgrounds, and demographics, and the only way to apply for the Pell Grant is through the FAFSA. Recently single mothers have been asking me […]

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Becoming Eligible for the Pell Grant When You Are Unemployed

Written by Michael Bennet

I get questions about whether or not the Pell Grant can be acquired by the unemployed all the time, and the real answer is yes, as long as the person can satisfy the litany of Pell Grant eligibility requirements that determine if a particular student can become eligible. The Pell Grant was actually designed to […]

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Three Critical Pell Grant Rules

Written by Michael Bennet

Students must understand that there are a variety of Pell Grant rules that must be satisfied in order to maintain their eligibility for this financial aid instrument. Most students qualify for their award, get their money, and then forget that their eligibility status can be revoked if they violate any one of these stipulations. The […]

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Recent Pell Grant News: Cuts on Their Way?

Written by Michael Bennet

The most relevant Pell Grant news that has recently sprung about has to do with the shortfall that the Pell Grant program is currently experiencing. While I haven’t been able to locate an exact amount of the shortfall, it is severe enough to allow Congress to act if nothing else is done very soon. Congress […]

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The Most Critical Pell Grant Guidelines

Written by Michael Bennet

While there are a number of eligibility requirements that students must satisfy in order to qualify, there are certain Pell Grant guidelines that must be fulfilled in order to receive, and maintain their eligibility status. The Pell Grant is a federal educational grant that is provided by the Department of Education, and it is not […]

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Can I Get a Pell Grant for Graduate School?

Written by Michael Bennet

Getting a Pell Grant for graduate school is possible, although more difficult when compared to applying as an undergraduate student. This is because the Pell Grant was designed to benefit mostly undergraduate students, and was not created for graduate students to gain eligibility. Students that already have a bachelor’s degree are typically denied the ability […]

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Examining Pell Grant Fraud

Written by Michael Bennet

While Pell Grant fraud isn’t very common, at least from my perspective, it is still something that we should cover due to the fact that I receive questions about this issue on a regular basis. So what is Pell Grant fraud? Classically speaking, it is when a student either falsifies information in order to become […]

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