Recent Pell Grant News: Cuts on Their Way?

Written by Michael Bennet

The most relevant Pell Grant news that has recently sprung about has to do with the shortfall that the Pell Grant program is currently experiencing. While I haven’t been able to locate an exact amount of the shortfall, it is severe enough to allow Congress to act if nothing else is done very soon. Congress […]

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The Federal Pell Grant Program Properly Deciphered

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant program was created in 1972 as an amendment to the Higher Education Act, and was originally called the Basic Educational Opportunity Act until it was renamed in 1980 after the Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell. It was originally created to provide financial aid to those who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford […]

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Pell Grant Reform and Future Via SAFRA

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant is continuing to evolve on a yearly basis, with recent changes being handed down as a part of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (HR 3221), or SAFRA. This new legislation was included in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and was passed on March 30, 2010 by […]

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What Is A Pell Grant?

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant is a federal educational grant that is designed to benefit undergraduate students that demonstrate a high financial need for aid to attend college. Although some graduate programs do qualify for Pell Grant aid, it is mostly given to students who are pursuing their first bachelor’s degree, and because it is a grant, […]

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A Brief Pell Grant History

Written by Michael Bennet

The Higher Education Act of 1965 was created in order to provide financial assistance to those who were attending college during this time period, and to those who were going to be getting a postsecondary education in the future. While the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants were the focus of this bill back during its […]

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