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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Points to Keep in Mind When Applying

Written by Michael Bennet

Preparing yourself to apply for the government Pell Grant involves the submission of the FAFSA, or Free Application for Student Aid, in accordance with being able to satisfy the litany of eligibility requirements that will not only make you eligible for the Pell Grant, but for other kinds of federal student aid as well. While […]

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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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The Most Critical Aspects of the Federal Pell Grant Award

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant award is the most popular educational grant is existence today, and currently between 11 and 12 percent of undergraduate students receive this grant as part of their financial aid package. It was originally implemented to help give students with an exceptional level of financial need the opportunity to pay for college without […]

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How to Get a Pell Grant When Attending University

Written by Michael Bennet

Knowing how to get a Pell Grant is critical if you want to take advantage of this marvelous financial aid instrument. The truth is that getting a Pell Grant is really up to your ability to demonstrate to the Department of Education that you have an exceptional level of financial need, as the Pell Grant […]

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What Is A Pell Grant Scholarship?

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant scholarship is a federal educational grant that is awarded on a yearly basis, and because it is a grant it never has to be paid back. People sometimes refer to the Pell Grant as a scholarship due to the fact that it can provide students with aid that never has to be […]

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Defining a Pell Grant Overpayment

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant overpayment describes a situation where a particular student may have received Pell Grant aid when they weren’t supposed to. This typically happens when a student drops out of school, although it can also happen when certain types of financial aid weren’t reported to the college, and when there were errors made by […]

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A Recent Pell Grant Increase Explained

Written by Michael Bennet

A Pell Grant increase can mean many things, but it is almost always associated with an increase in the eligibility standards for the award, or with an increase in the available award amounts for a particular school year. This current academic year has seen a Pell Grant increase in both of these areas with the […]

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Are There Pell Grant Income Limits?

Written by Michael Bennet

When students ask me about the Pell Grant income limits I simply explain to them that they don’t really exist, and that almost anyone can become eligible for a Pell Grant. Most students are then in a state of shock when they hear me say this to them, as it is common knowledge that a […]

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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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