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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Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Changes for 2011-2012

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant as a financial aid award is continuing to evolve on a yearly basis, and the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years have been no exception. While the SAFRA legislation implemented many of the changes that are listed below in 2010-11, a recent vote in Congress has reformed the Pell Grant program once again, […]

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Understanding Your Financial Aid Options

Written by Michael Bennet

Getting the money you need to attend college isn’t always easy, and with the rising costs of tuition, students from around the country are looking more and more to financial aid to pay for school. Getting financial aid isn’t quite as simple as it used to be though, and there are more options than ever […]

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Getting the Maximum Pell Grant Amount

Written by Michael Bennet

After you have determined your federal Pell Grant eligibility status, you will probably then want to know just how much money you can receive via a Pell Grant. You can figure this out before you apply, but you still won’t know for sure until you hear a response back from your college after you send […]

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The Federal Pell Grant Requirements

Written by Michael Bennet

The federal Pell Grant requirements that will allow you to become eligible for this award can be separated into two distinct categories. First you must be able to demonstrate the appropriate level of financial need, and this is determined primarily via your expected family contribution, or EFC. Your EFC is calculated from certain kinds of […]

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Determining Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant Program

Written by Michael Bennet

To determine your Pell Grant eligibility you must keep in mind the primary reason why the Pell Grant was instituted in the first place—to give students that couldn’t otherwise afford college the financial aid they need to get a higher education. The federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria therefore falls in line primarily in accordance with […]

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