Current or future college students interested in applying for a Pell Grant must meet the eligibility criteria for receiving federal student aid. Eligibility involves meeting certain personal, educational and financial re... More » Education Colleges & Universities

Pell grants are available to students who are taking classes that form part of a program designed to lead to an undergraduate degree or a certificate. Pell grants can be used to cover tuition and fees, along with certain... More » Education Colleges & Universities

A convicted felon who is currently serving prison time in a federal or state facility is not eligible for a Pell Grant, according to the U.S. government's federal aid website. Once time has been served, most restrictions... More » Business & Finance Credit & Lending

Apply for a Pell grant by first completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online. From there, the government decides on whether you qualify for the grant based on the information you provide. More » Education Colleges & Universities

A Pell Grant is a type of federal financial student aid that does not have to be repaid. It is usually awarded to an undergraduate student who has not earned a professional or bachelor's degree. More » Education Colleges & Universities

As of 2015, the U.S. Congress mandates a standard formula that determines an individual's financial need for receiving a Federal Pell Grant based on criteria such as the student's and parents' income and assets, the stat... More » Business & Finance Credit & Lending

To be eligible for a Pell Grant, a student must show financial need, reports Federal Student Aid. Although most Pell Grant recipients are undergraduates who have not yet received degrees, students in teacher certificatio... More » Business & Finance Credit & Lending