Going Over the Pell Grant Payment Schedule

Written by Michael Bennet

A student’s Pell Grant payment schedule is something that students should at least have a general understanding of, as most Pell Grant aid is disbursed in a unique way that students may not be familiar with. This is because instead of receiving a check in the mail like a student would expect to receive with […]

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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 Three Main Categories of Eligibility Criteria

Written by Michael Bennet

Getting a Pell Grant for college is something that most undergraduate students should at least consider if they may have difficulty coming up with the money that is needed to pay for school. The Pell Grant is a federal education grant that is given to roughly 11 to 12 percent of all undergraduate students from […]

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Becoming Eligible for the Pell Grant When You Are Unemployed

Written by Michael Bennet

I get questions about whether or not the Pell Grant can be acquired by the unemployed all the time, and the real answer is yes, as long as the person can satisfy the litany of Pell Grant eligibility requirements that determine if a particular student can become eligible. The Pell Grant was actually designed to […]

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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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The Federal Pell Grant and Applying for Student Loans

Written by Michael Bennet

Perhaps one of the most common questions students have about the Pell Grant program is how it can be successfully utilized along with various types of student loans. The good news is that it can of course be used in conjunction with other types of student loans, and when used in combination with federal education […]

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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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Pell Grant FAQ

Written by Michael Bennet

Most students have a wide range of questions in regard to the Pell Grant when they first hear about its availability. The following contains answers to some of the more common questions about the Pell Grant, and while not meant to be comprehensive, this Pell Grant FAQ was created in the hope of providing answers […]

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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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