• Report: #217012
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University Of Phoenix

  • Submitted: Sat, October 21, 2006
  • Updated: Sat, October 21, 2006

  • Reported By:Decatur Georgia
University Of Phoenix
1841 Hillsdale Dr. Decatur, Georgia U.S.A.

University Of Phoenix Questionable Disbursing Pell Grants For Students Decatur Georgia

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Pell Grants

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The University Of Phoenix are telling students that their pell grants are not the amount the Department of Education is assigning EFC (Earn Family Contibution)for. For an Example : I was awarded $3600.00 for pell grant for the 2005 and 2006 aid year. I never received an award letter from the school even after requesting for my 2005 and 2006 award letter. Only after I inquired several times to the school administration that a copy was e-mailed to me.

Everything concerning my pell grant was altered from the Department of Education report. The University of Phoenix stated that only $1800.00 was disbursed because my schedule ran into a new aid year, I had met all requirements for my second disbursement and The University Of Phoenix took the other half of my pell grant, I talked to a financial counselor who stated that The University of Phoenix has taken the other half of other students grants and doing what with the money? Is what I want to know. I think this school is all for money in way they can take it.

Decatur, Georgia

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Pell Grants

AUTHOR: Ant - (U.S.A.)

I thought that Pell Grants are for your educational disability as low-income, I did not know that Pell Grants were based on How many credits you must have to receive the money, Here is the Department of Education Federal Guidelines for pell grants as follows:What is a Federal Pell Grant?

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Generally, Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. (A professional degree is usually earned after earning a bachelor's degree in a field such as medicine, law, or dentistry.) In some cases, you might receive a Pell Grant for attending a post-baccalaureate teacher certificate program.

How do I qualify?
To determine if you're eligible financially, the U.S. Department of Education uses a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the information you report when you apply (see "Financial Need"). The formula produces an EFC number. Your SAR contains this number. This number will determine if you are eligible for a Pell Grant and for how much.

How much money can I get?
Pell Grants for the 2005-2006 award year (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006) will depend on program funding. The maximum Pell Grant for the 2002-2003 award year is $4,000. You can receive only one Pell Grant in an award year. How much you get will depend not only on your EFC but also on your cost of attendance, whether you're a full-time or part-time student, and whether you attend school for a full academic year or less. You may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time.

How will I be paid?
Your school can credit the Pell Grant funds to your school account, pay you directly (usually by check), or combine these methods. The school must tell you in writing how and when you'll be paid and how much your Pell Grant will be. Schools must pay you at least once per term (semester, trimester, or quarter). Schools that do not use formally defined, traditional terms must pay you at least twice per academic year.

Can I receive a Federal Pell Grant if I am enrolled less than half time?
Yes, if you're otherwise eligible. You won't receive as much as if you were enrolled full time, but your school must disburse your Pell Grant funds in accordance with your enrollment status and cannot refuse you an award simply because you're enrolled less than half time.

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