Category Archives: Pell Grant

How to Save Money By Selecting The Right College: WIU and The 4-Year Price Guarantee

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This January 15th,  2014 episode we talk about college costs and how to make sure cost of attendance matches with total financial aid. We speak with Andy Borst (Twitter @WIUAndyBorst) regarding rising colleges costs, and how colleges and universities like Western Illinois University (twitter @WIUNews) are locking in rates for four years at a time to keep costs low for students.

Listen to the episode: [audio https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/cmmwordpress/Podcasts/episode14-3.mp3]

Download The Episode: Ep14-03 January 15, 2014

This Weeks Two Minute Tip Episodes: July 30 – August 3

 

 

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Thanks to everyone for the response to our two-minute episodes, and to follow those up here are this weeks list of episodes.

  1. How To File A Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal
  2. How to File an EFC Redetermination Appeal
  3. How To Get Scholarship Offers As A Transfer Student
  4. How To Get More Scholarship Offers As A Returning Student
  5. How to Get More Scholarship Offers As A HIgh School Student

I hope everyone is able to gain something from these podcasts, and feel free to Send questions for next weeks schedule.

What Is A Financial Aid Letter, And What Does It Say: JR’s 2-Minute Financial Aid Tip

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What Is The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant, and Who Is Eligible for the Teach GRANT

 

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This is Episode 6, and today were talking about the Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant, Or TEACH Grant.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education, or (TEACH) Grant is a federal grant program established to help attract teachers into high-need teaching areas (such as math, science, and second languages). Specifically, it’s a grant for students who plan to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The U.S. Department of Education maintains the national list at Annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing. Also each year, all 50 states set up and publish a list of high-need areas locally.

The TEACH Grant allows for student to receive up to $4,000 per year with a lifetime undergrad limit $16,000 for students in qualifying programs and up to $4,000 per year with a life time limit of $8,000 for students in qualifying graduate programs. Each school determines which programs they offer that qualify.

Most schools limit eligibility to students who have entered into a clear path toward receiving a teaching license in a high-need area.

TO qualify, students first need to complete the FAFSA. Then, they will separately need to complete and application at the school they attend which both screens their program, and binds the student to the program if accepted. And unlike Pell or SEOG, there is a GPA need for this grant. Students must have at least a 3.25 GPA for each payment period; OR have a score above the 75th percentile on one section of an admissions test such as the SAT, ACT or GRE.

Recipients must teach full-time for four years in the high-need subject area they ready for in a low-income school within the first eight years after receiving a teaching license.

Now here’s the catch: If a student fails to do this, all the TEACH Grant money issued reverts to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan, with interest added on from the time the money was first received. That can be a lot of cash, so think carefully about participating and if teaching is really for you.

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What is the Federal Pell Grant?

ATTN: Use this link to see the 2013-2014 School Year Pell Grant Table

Episode 3

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Hi, This is JR the College Money Man, giving you my Daily Scholarship and Financial Aid Tip in about two minutes.

This is episode 3, and today we are covering Pell Grants. The Pell Grant is the one of the most well-known of the Federal Financial Aid Grants. The Pell Grant is a non-loan based aid program administered by the federal government. That means, students don’t have to pay it back when you finish school. The grant has nothing to do with merit, major, or career path. It simply relies on one number to decide a students eligibility.

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What is the Expected Family Contribution, Or EFC? JR’s Two Minute Financial Aid Tip

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What Is The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Or The FAFSA? JR’s Two Minute Financial Aid Tip

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This is Episode one, and today we cover the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. The FAFSA form is one of the most important forms a parent or student will fill out each year.

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