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Federal Pell Grants

What is Federal Pell Grants Program?

The Federal Pell Grant Program offers need-based aid to low-income undergraduate and certain post-baccalaureate students to publicize access to post-secondary education.The highest Pell Grant for the 2009-10 award year was $5,350. Grants are not finances. They don’t have to be repaid.

Who is eligible for this program?

Federal Pell Grants are direct aid distributed via participating institutions to students with financial requirement who have not obtained their first bachelor's degree or who are registered in specific post-baccalaureate programs that result in teacher certification or licensure.

Students can get Federal Pell Grant money only from one school at a time.

How to apply for this program?

To ensure that you qualify to get assistance through this program, you must first fill in a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Schools refer to the information from the FAFSA to decide your actual financial grant package. You can fill in the form online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. Your school will tell you how much money you will recieve for that academic year.

What is the Program Contact Information?

Additional details about Federal Pell Grants can be accessed at: http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/PellGrants.jsp

The U.S. Department of Education's Student Aid on the Web-the gateway to Federal student aid, presents a distinct source of free information not just for applying for Federal aid, but also on picking a career, choosing a school, and finding non-Federal resources to pay for higher education: http://studentaid.ed.gov

For general details about the Federal student aid programs, help in completing the FAFSA, and details about FAFSA on the Web, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at the below toll-free number: 1-800-433-3243

Iindividuals who have hearing disabilities can call this toll-free number: 1-800-325-0778

TTY users for the hearing impaired can call: 1-800-730-8913

Callers in regions without access to 800 numbers can call this non toll-free number: 319-337-5665