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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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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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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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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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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