Pell Grant Requirements
Welcome to PellGrantRequirements.com where you can learn about all the Pell Grant eligibility requirements. The Pell Grant is a federal grant that is issued to students in need. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act increased the maximum amount that a student can receive, which is $5,350 in 2009 and $5,550 in 2010 - 2012. In order to be eligible to obtain a Pell Grant, students must qualify in all the following areas:
1) The student must have a financial need
2) Have a high school diploma, a GED, or have the ability to benefit from the program or training course.
3) The student must also be a United States Citizen, permanent resident or other eligible classification of non-citizen. To qualify as an eligible non-citizen, a student must be able to live and attend school legally. They must also be one of the follow.
+ U.S. Permanent Citizen (has Alien Registration Card or I-551)
+ Conditional Permanent Citizen (has I-551C Card);
+ Asylum grantee
+ Cuban-Haitian entrant with an Arrival Departure Record (I-94) from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
4) Have a valid Social Security number.
5) Make satisfactory academic progress
6) Register with selective service, if you are a male between the age of 18 to 25
7) Certify by signing a FAFSA that you will use any federal student aid funds awarded to you solely for educational purposes.
8) Certify by signing a FAFSA that you are not in default of any federal student loan and that you do not owe a repayment of any federal student aid grant.
If you meet all of the above requirements, then you are in the right path to receiving FREE federal money from the United States government.