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 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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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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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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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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The Critical Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Criteria

Written by Michael Bennet

The federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria for the 2012-13 school year have been modified slightly due to the enactment of the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, or SAFRA. This bill was included as part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, and was signed into law on March 30, 2010 by […]

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Federal Pell Grant Eligibility Changes for 2011-2012

Written by Michael Bennet

The Pell Grant as a financial aid award is continuing to evolve on a yearly basis, and the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years have been no exception. While the SAFRA legislation implemented many of the changes that are listed below in 2010-11, a recent vote in Congress has reformed the Pell Grant program once again, […]

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