How to Apply for a Pell Grant Online

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Apply for a Pell grant online by completing the free application for federal student aid, providing information on the previous year's tax forms and W-2s, and learning about the requirements of the grant. Demonstrate financial need, and describe how many college credits will be taken to get a Pell grant with help from a financial aid officer in this free video on financial aid grants.

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Video Transcript

Hi, my name is Brooke Kramer, and I'm the financial aid officer with Argosy University in Salt Lake City. And today, we're going to talk about how to apply for the Pell grant online. And the way you apply for the Pell grant is by first completing the free application for federal student aid, which is also called the FAFSA. You can find this at This is a free application that you will complete and you will need your previous year's tax forms as well as your W-2s from the prior year. Once you complete this, a copy of this form will be sent to the school that you are planning on attending and they will then notify you whether or not you qualify for the Pell grant. Now, with the Pell grant, there's also a couple other requirements. The amount depends on, first, what is your financial need; second, how many credits that you plan on taking during that semester. If you have any other questions regarding this, please visit our website at


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