FAFSA/PELL Grants

The United States Department of Education offers financial aid programs to help qualified students pay for their education after high school. The Academy of Allied Health Careers participates in the Federal PELL Grant program. Students can fill out the FASFA to see if they qualify for the PELL Grant and if so, how much they may receive.   You can fill out the FASFA here to see if you are eligible: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa

In general, students may be eligible for aid if they: 

  1. Are enrolled in one of The Academy’s qualified programs, 
  2. Are U.S. citizens or an eligible non-citizen,  
  3. Show that they meet the need requirements specified,  
  4. Make satisfactory progress toward completion of their course of study (see our stated satisfactory progress standards), 
  5. Are not in default on a National Direct Student Loan (NDSL), GSI, SIS or PLUS loan received at any institution,  
  6. Do not owe a refund on a Pell Grant, SEOG or State Student Incentive Grant (SSIG) received at an institution, and 
  7. Have not been convicted of the possession or selling of illegal drugs.   Tennessee residents may also qualify for Tennessee state programs as well.  

Federal Pell Grants provide funds to help lower income undergraduate students (who have not earned a bachelor’s degree) pay for their education after high school. The Pell Grant program is the largest of the federal student aid programs. Unlike loans, grants do not have to be repaid. For many students, these grants provide a “foundation” of financial aid, to which aid from other sources may be added. The Department of Education requires students to apply for Pell Grants by completing the Financial Aid Form prior to applying for any additional federal aid program.

The federal government will require some federal-aid applicants to prove information they have reported on their application is correct. The Academy of Allied Health Careers requires that financial aid applicants submit the required documentation to verify their information before aid is disbursed. As part of this process, students and their parents are required to submit a copy of their prior year Federal Income Tax return. If the information provided conflicts with what was reported on the application, students may be required to provide additional information. Failure to provide the required documentation may result in the loss or non-receipt of the aid awarded.

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