The Pell Grant Threshold In Terms Of EFC

Written by Michael Bennet

While there may be several Pell Grant thresholds that are relevant to this particular award, in order to become eligible for the Pell Grant you must pay attention to the maximum EFC cutoff threshold. It is now set at 5,081 for the current award year, and you must have an EFC value below this threshold […]

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Pell Grant Eligibility EFC and Financial Need

Written by Michael Bennet

If you want to become eligible for the Pell Grant you must demonstrate the appropriate financial need. Because the Pell Grant was designed to benefit students that come from low-income families, the level of need that that must be exhibited to qualify is quite high. Financial need as determined by the Department the Education is […]

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How Can I Determine My Pell Grant Status?

Written by Michael Bennet

To determine your Pell Grant status you must first have already completed the FAFSA, as this is the universal application for federal student aid that that will also make you eligible for a Pell Grant. Once you have filled out the FAFSA, a Student Aid Report, or SAR, should have been generated and sent to […]

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Pell Grant Reform and Future Via SAFRA

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant is continuing to evolve on a yearly basis, with recent changes being handed down as a part of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (HR 3221), or SAFRA. This new legislation was included in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and was passed on March 30, 2010 by […]

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The Critical Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Criteria

Written by Michael Bennet

The federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria for the 2012-13 school year have been modified slightly due to the enactment of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, or SAFRA. This bill was included as part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and was signed into law on March 30, 2010 by […]

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