The National SMART Grant

Written by Michael Bennet

The National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talents Grant, otherwise known as the National SMART Grant, is a federal education grant that is available during the student’s third and fourth years of undergraduate study. It is focused on providing aid to students who have achieved academically in certain majors that are related to science, […]

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Tips When Filling Out the FAFSA

Written by Michael Bennet

FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the free application that the Department Of Education makes available to students that wish to apply for federal student aid each year, and by filling one out by the appropriate deadlines you can make yourself eligible for the Pell Grant. While completing this Pell Grant application […]

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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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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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Is There A Pell Grant Deadline?

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant deadlines that you must take into consideration involve when you have to submit a FAFSA, and when you have to attend classes for a particular semester. The Pell Grant deadline that has to do with submitting a FAFSA is important because you won’t be considered for the Pell Grant unless you complete […]

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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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The Official Student Loan Primer

Written by Michael Bennet

While the Pell Grant can provide you with a substantial amount of money to put towards your college education, sometimes it just isn’t enough. College tuition and other education related expenses are rising every year, and if you want to attend the school of your choice it is often customary to go into debt when […]

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Federal Parent PLUS Loans

Written by Michael Bennet

Federal Parent PLUS Loans are essentially federal parent loans that your mother and father can take out in order to fund your higher education. The PLUS Loan is much different than both the Stafford Loan, and the Perkins Loan in that it is based partly on credit, and because it does require a separate application […]

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How to Apply for a Pell Grant

Written by Michael Bennet

Knowing how to apply for a Pell Grant simply comes down to filling out the FAFSA, as this is the official Pell Grant application that will not only make you eligible for the Pell, but for other kinds of federal student aid as well. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the […]

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The Official Pell Grant Application

Written by Michael Bennet

Before you can become eligible for the Pell Grant you must submit the FAFSA. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the official Pell Grant application that you must complete if you want to be considered for the variety of federal student aid that is out there, including the Pell Grant. The […]

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