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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Completing the Official Application Form for the Pell Grant

Written by Michael Bennet

The official Pell Grant form is the FAFSA, and it must be submitted by June 30 in order to gain eligibility. The earliest the FAFSA can be submitted is January 1, and I strongly suggest that you all send in your application as soon as possible after the New Year in order to increase your […]

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Pell Grant Cuts May Be Looming

Written by Michael Bennet

There may be several Pell Grant cuts on the horizon, as Congress must deal with an unexpected shortfall that could warrant what would be a 5.7 billion dollar funding cut. The vote should happen over the next few months, and if passed, this Pell Grant cut would reduce the maximum available Pell Grant amount by […]

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The Pell Grant Criteria You Must Pay Attention To

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant criteria that will allow you to gain eligibility during the upcoming academic terms is almost completely reliant on your ability to exhibit the appropriate level of financial need to the Department of Education. The Pell Grant was initiated to benefit students who come from families that may have trouble paying for the […]

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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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