A Quick and Basic Award Definition

Written by Michael Bennet

While many people have a wide variety of interpretations of what the Pell Grant is, a proper Pell Grant definition is relatively simple and straight forward, and should clear up any misconceptions people may have about this financial aid instrument. A quick definition of the Pell Grant program would consist of the following statement, “the […]

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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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Points to Keep in Mind When Applying

Written by Michael Bennet

Preparing yourself to apply for the government Pell Grant involves the submission of the FAFSA, or Free Application for Student Aid, in accordance with being able to satisfy the litany of eligibility requirements that will not only make you eligible for the Pell Grant, but for other kinds of federal student aid as well. While […]

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The Three Main Categories of Eligibility Criteria

Written by Michael Bennet

Getting a Pell Grant for college is something that most undergraduate students should at least consider if they may have difficulty coming up with the money that is needed to pay for school. The Pell Grant is a federal education grant that is given to roughly 11 to 12 percent of all undergraduate students from […]

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Is There a Pell Grant GPA Requirement?

Written by Michael Bennet

Students often ask me if there is a Pell Grant GPA requirement, and the real answer is that there is, although there is no “hard” Pell Grant GPA threshold that is consistent for every single student from across the country that is trying to become eligible. Rather one of the bedrock requirements for the Pell […]

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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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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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