Can you go online to see if you qualify for a Pell grant?


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Students can use the financial aid calculator at the Federal Student Aid website to calculate an estimate of federal aid, including an estimate for a Pell Grant, the Department of Education advises. The calculator, or FAFSA4caste, is a free tool that gives students an early estimate of eligible financial aid.

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When using this calculator, students need to enter the school's estimated cost of attendance along with personal and financial information, the Department of Education explains. From there, the tool provides a variety of college funding sources and provides users with an estimated Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, and the maximum amount of Direct Subsidized Loan and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.

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