Pell Grant

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Pell Grant

A grant that the federal government offers to students based on financial need. A Pell grant may be used to pay for education expenses (up to $5,500 in 2010-2011) for a first bachelor's degree. One must file a FAFSA to become eligible for a Pell grant.
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The Federal Pell Grant must be stronger to alleviate some of that financial burden and bring educational opportunities within reach for everyone--but particularly for those with the lowest incomes.
Federal Pell Grants, the primary means for subsidizing college tuition for low-income students, meanwhile, cover only a small fraction of students' costs at most institutions.
Both discretionary and mandatory appropriations fund the Federal Pell Grant program; and in general, annual appropriations measures specify maximum individual Pell Grant award amounts.
These grants can be used in addition to federal Pell Grants, which are awarded to students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree and gives students financial aid.
Almost a third of our student population receive an Indiana state grant," says Berggren, "which is a much higher percentage than those that would receive the Federal Pell Grant.
Last year, the Department of Education reduced the federal Pell Grant program by requiring families to show a higher degree of need.
The state and the city said they'll cover students' tuition and fees, taking federal Pell grants into account.
The Federal Pell Grant Program serves as the foundation of the Federal Student Aid system, with more than 9.
They also must have previously applied for a federal Pell Grant and a Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) grant.
At the same time, 37 percent of this year's freshmen are eligible for a federal Pell Grant because they come from low-income households.
Department of Education, explains what's been done so far, saying, "The department reaped billions of dollars in savings by eliminating subsidies to banks in student aid programs, which was then redirected to the federal Pell Grant program [grants for low-income Americans], helping to boost the number of Pell grantees from 6 million in 2008 to nearly 10 million in 2012.
The Federal Pell Grant Program is a critical source of grant aid for many low-and moderate-income college students.

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