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The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants to low-income undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students to promote access to postsecondary education. Federal Pell Grants are direct grants awarded through participating institutions to students with financial need who have not received a bachelor's degree or who are enrolled in qualifying post-baccalaureate programs for teacher certification or licensure.
Federal Work-Study funds part-time employment for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay postsecondary education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student's course of study. The total award depends on when the student applies, the level of need, and the funding level of the school.
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You may be eligible for more benefits to help you and your family prepare to go back to school. To find out which ones, take the questionnaire on our Benefit Finder tool to help you determine your eligibility for over 1,200 benefit programs. No matter how you prepare for the upcoming school year, Benefits.gov has information to help you navigate the upcoming school year.