If you are looking for free money for college, it is hard to beat a federal Pell Grant. All students who are interested in free grants for college should submit a FAFSA, which serves as the free grant application. Awards are made students based upon financial need. You will be notified of your Pell Grant award, if any, as part of your financial aid package.
For 2016 - 2017, the federal Pell Grant maximum award is $5815. Students are limited to only 12 semesters, and some awards will be less than prior years. There are no awards for summer school.
Many recipients are also eligible for low-interest student loans known as Perkins Student Loans, and some scholarships such as Gates Millennium Scholarships.
Recipients are also eligible for other grants for college students that may be awarded based upon their FAFSA financial need, and outside scholarships making college much more affordable. Scholarships and Grants
Do you have some great tips to share about Pell Grants? Help others by sharing your story and enter our scholarship essay contest to win $1000 for college. Share your insights about paying for college with a Pell Grant and other financial aid targeted toward low to moderate income students. See our Scholarship Rules
Click below to see submissions from other visitors about a Pell Grant.
Pell Grants are Free Money
Pell grants are a great way to fund a college education, but when you apply for your FAFSA (the form that determines your pell grant award) you have to …
Apply for a Pell Grant and Appeal if Needed
Like a lot of high school graduates that will apply this year for college, I did the same. I have ADHD which only compounded my case. I was unsure of …
Get Your Pell Grant for College
First off, what is a pell grant ? It is an award of money usually to undergraduates from FAFSA to families who are in need from U.S. Department of …