You may have heard of a Pell grant, but what exactly is it, and what do you have to do to get one? Bright Horizons College Coach finance expert Michelle Richardson tells you everything you need to know about Pell grants in her blog post on the College Coach Insider Blog at blog.getintocollege.com.
by Michelle Richardson, former Assistant Vice President at Chase Student Loans
I have been asked this question multiple times over my years of counseling and educating families on available financial aid resources. Every student and parent would prefer grants to student loans, as grants do not need to be paid back. Let me take this opportunity to explain what a Pell Grant is and how students qualify for them.