Accessing Your Pell Grant Funding

Written by Michael Bennet

Most students understand that the Pell Grant can provide them with up to 5,645 dollars per year to put towards their college expenses, but many fail to understand some of the critical intricacies of this federal award. The reality is that most Pell Grant funding is quickly utilized on tuition and various living expenses, and […]

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Examining Pell Grant Fraud

Written by Michael Bennet

While Pell Grant fraud isn’t very common, at least from my perspective, it is still something that we should cover due to the fact that I receive questions about this issue on a regular basis. So what is Pell Grant fraud? Classically speaking, it is when a student either falsifies information in order to become […]

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Pell Grant Cuts May Be Looming

Written by Michael Bennet

There may be several Pell Grant cuts on the horizon, as Congress must deal with an unexpected shortfall that could warrant what would be a 5.7 billion dollar funding cut. The vote should happen over the next few months, and if passed, this Pell Grant cut would reduce the maximum available Pell Grant amount by […]

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The 2011 Pell Grant Shortfall

Written by Michael Bennet

With the inception of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, or SAFRA, the federal Pell Grant program was thought to be in very good shape, as this piece of legislation relaxed the eligibility requirements, along with increasing the maximum award amounts. This expansion was supposed to happen without any sort of issue, although this […]

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