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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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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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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The Existence of Pell Grants for Women

Written by Michael Bennet

Women actually come up to me all the time and ask about getting financial aid and the Pell Grant, and whether or not there are special programs out there that cater mostly to women. The truth is that there are, although when it comes to federal student aid and the Pell Grant most females will […]

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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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