The National SMART Grant

Written by Michael Bennet

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talents Grant, otherwise known as the National SMART Grant, is a federal education grant that is available during the student’s third and fourth years of undergraduate study. It is focused on providing aid to students who have achieved academically in certain majors that are related to science, […]

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Tips When Filling Out the FAFSA

Written by Michael Bennet

FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the free application that the Department Of Education makes available to students that wish to apply for federal student aid each year, and by filling one out by the appropriate deadlines you can make yourself eligible for the Pell Grant. While completing this Pell Grant application […]

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The Academic Competitiveness Grant: ACG

Written by Michael Bennet

The Academic Competitiveness Grant, or ACG award, is a federal educational grant that is given on an annual basis for first and second year undergraduate students who may have excelled academically, either in high school, or during their first year of postsecondary study. It was recently created in 2006-07 to encourage students to take challenging […]

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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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The Federal Pell Grant and Applying for Student Loans

Written by Michael Bennet

Perhaps one of the most common questions students have about the Pell Grant program is how it can be successfully utilized along with various types of student loans. The good news is that it can of course be used in conjunction with other types of student loans, and when used in combination with federal education […]

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The Basis of Financial Aid and the Pell Grant

Written by Michael Bennet

Most students need to get some amount of financial aid in order to pay for college, and while there are work-study programs and other sorts of specialized types of aid that may be accessible to certain segments of the student population, most students either receive a scholarship, a grant, or perhaps even a student loan […]

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What Is A Pell Grant Scholarship?

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant scholarship is a federal educational grant that is awarded on a yearly basis, and because it is a grant it never has to be paid back. People sometimes refer to the Pell Grant as a scholarship due to the fact that it can provide students with aid that never has to be […]

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What Is Verification?

Written by Michael Bennet

Verification is the process by which a postsecondary institution confirms the accuracy of the information that is provided from within a student’s FAFSA. Not all students that submit a FAFSA are chosen for verification, while some schools do mandate that all of their students be subjected to the verification process. The FAFSA federal processor selects […]

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