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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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 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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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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