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Basic Questions about Pell/CAL Grants

SachacollegeSachacollege 2 replies1 threads New Member
When a student receives a PELL or CAL Grant, may that money be used to pay for off-campus housing or other expenses that aren't billed through the school? How does this work?
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  • sybbie719sybbie719 20938 replies2049 threads Super Moderator
    Any aid that you get is going to pay for qualified educational expenses first; tuition and fees.

    Once those cost are met, you can use the remaining balance for your room and board (unless you have a full tuition scholarship, this is most likely not going to happen)
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  • SachacollegeSachacollege 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Thank you!
    So the college will disburse the PELL or CAL funds to the student to pay a landlord?
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  • Erin's DadErin's Dad 33985 replies4627 threads Super Moderator
    Yes. You may have to contact the FA office for that to happen
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  • SachacollegeSachacollege 2 replies1 threads New Member
    Thanks so much!
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