Where Can I Get My Pell Grant Check?

Written by Michael Bennet

This is another question that students often have, and realistically speaking the answer depends on the particular student’s situation. This is because some students never have to get their Pell Grant check at all, and rather have their aid allocated automatically by their school’s financial aid department towards any outstanding balances that may already be […]

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Going Over the Pell Grant Payment Schedule

Written by Michael Bennet

A student’s Pell Grant payment schedule is something that students should at least have a general understanding of, as most Pell Grant aid is disbursed in a unique way that students may not be familiar with. This is because instead of receiving a check in the mail like a student would expect to receive with […]

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Making Use of the Pell Grant on Living Expenses

Written by Michael Bennet

Students are able to use their Pell Grant on living expenses as long as they are able to access their aid once their other account balances have been taken care of. Pell Grant money is sent directly to the student’s college, so they will have the final say as to how the aid is appropriated, […]

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Getting the Pell Grant While Attending School Part Time

Written by Michael Bennet

Students are now able to get a Pell Grant if they are attending school only on part time basis, and it now doesn’t even matter if the student is only taking 1 credit hour—they can still become eligible regardless. This has been a recent development with the Pell Grant program, as even a couple of […]

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Accessing Your Pell Grant Funding

Written by Michael Bennet

Most students understand that the Pell Grant can provide them with up to 5,645 dollars per year to put towards their college expenses, but many fail to understand some of the critical intricacies of this federal award. The reality is that most Pell Grant funding is quickly utilized on tuition and various living expenses, and […]

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Locating a Pell Grant Calculator

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant calculator is essentially a software program that is able to determine your eligibility for the Pell Grant, and perhaps the amount of aid that you may be able to receive for a particular award year. The problem is that most Pell Grant calculators are unsuccessful at doing just that, and are essentially […]

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Can I Use My Pell Grant on Books?

Written by Michael Bennet

This is a question I hear all too often from students, and the good news is that yes, students are able to use their Pell Grant on books, and other types of common school supplies. This is because the Pell Grant was designed to be utilized towards a student’s education related expenses, and books are […]

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The Most Critical Aspects of the Federal Pell Grant Award

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant award is the most popular educational grant is existence today, and currently between 11 and 12 percent of undergraduate students receive this grant as part of their financial aid package. It was originally implemented to help give students with an exceptional level of financial need the opportunity to pay for college without […]

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Defining a Pell Grant Overpayment

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant overpayment describes a situation where a particular student may have received Pell Grant aid when they weren’t supposed to. This typically happens when a student drops out of school, although it can also happen when certain types of financial aid weren’t reported to the college, and when there were errors made by […]

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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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