The goal of the I am College Bound campaign is to provide New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The Center for College Planning team especially encourages low-income students, their parents and their mentors to recognize that New Hampshire campuses and the U.S. Department of Education offer strong financial aid programs which enable eligible individuals to access financial assistance in paying for education beyond high school. To inform, engage and grow public awareness about financial aid programs, students are incentivized to share content with friends and peers within their networks through monthly promotions.
I Am College Bound Promo of the Month
Beyond college admission and selection information, the Center for College Planning (CCP) at the NHHEAF is dedicated to providing students and families with much-needed information on the available loan programs and funding options for higher education. If you’re looking for scholarships, EDvestinU, the nonprofit sister agency of NHHEAF and private student lender, offers a monthly scholarship giveaway through which $3,000 is awarded each month! Check it out.
What's the November I Am College Bound Promo?
What is a Federal Pell Grant?
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.
How much money can I get?
Amounts can change yearly. For the 2014–15 award year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015), the maximum award will be $5,730. The amount you get, though, will depend on
- your financial need,
- your cost of attendance,
- your status as a full-time or part-time student, and
- your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.
You may not receive federal Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.
Which of the following statements is NOT true?
- A) The Pell grant is the only federal grant program.
- B) The Pell grant has a lifetime eligibility limit.
- C) You may be eligible for the Pell grant even if you are only a half-time college student.
- D) You do not have to pay back the Pell grant.
To answer this month's promo question and to find out more about eligibility for federal grant programs visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/federal-grant-programs.pdf.
Participating New Hampshire students in Grades 9-12 have the chance to win one of two (2) $25 Amazon gift cards this month! Good luck, College Bound'rs!