A Quick and Basic Award Definition

Written by Michael Bennet

While many people have a wide variety of interpretations of what the Pell Grant is, a proper Pell Grant definition is relatively simple and straight forward, and should clear up any misconceptions people may have about this financial aid instrument. A quick definition of the Pell Grant program would consist of the following statement, “the […]

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Is There a Pell Grant GPA Requirement?

Written by Michael Bennet

Students often ask me if there is a Pell Grant GPA requirement, and the real answer is that there is, although there is no “hard” Pell Grant GPA threshold that is consistent for every single student from across the country that is trying to become eligible. Rather one of the bedrock requirements for the Pell […]

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Three Critical Pell Grant Rules

Written by Michael Bennet

Students must understand that there are a variety of Pell Grant rules that must be satisfied in order to maintain their eligibility for this financial aid instrument. Most students qualify for their award, get their money, and then forget that their eligibility status can be revoked if they violate any one of these stipulations. The […]

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The Most Critical Pell Grant Guidelines

Written by Michael Bennet

While there are a number of eligibility requirements that students must satisfy in order to qualify, there are certain Pell Grant guidelines that must be fulfilled in order to receive, and maintain their eligibility status. The Pell Grant is a federal educational grant that is provided by the Department of Education, and it is not […]

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Can I Get a Pell Grant for Graduate School?

Written by Michael Bennet

Getting a Pell Grant for graduate school is possible, although more difficult when compared to applying as an undergraduate student. This is because the Pell Grant was designed to benefit mostly undergraduate students, and was not created for graduate students to gain eligibility. Students that already have a bachelor’s degree are typically denied the ability […]

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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 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 Eligibility EFC and Financial Need

Written by Michael Bennet

If you want to become eligible for the Pell Grant you must demonstrate the appropriate financial need. Because the Pell Grant was designed to benefit students that come from low-income families, the level of need that that must be exhibited to qualify is quite high. Financial need as determined by the Department the Education is […]

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Important Pell Grant Information To Keep In Mind

Written by Michael Bennet

There is a variety of important Pell Grant information to keep in mind for the current award year. Most of these things have stayed roughly the same on a yearly basis, although with the implementation of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, some of these items are new, and should be studied more closely […]

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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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