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What can you use a PEL grant for, exactly?

I know you pay tuition and book fees...but what else can you use the money for? My DH wants me to put what is left after my tuition payment, toward a car. Is that a school expense?

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Asked by brandyj at 12:15 PM on Jan. 27, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • you can use it for what you want but IMO it should be used for school expenses. things like daycare (while you are in school), travel expenses (for school),...things like that.

    Answer by MrsMWF at 12:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Pretty much anything!

    Answer by Justice828 at 12:18 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • its usually for stuff for school weather it be for books tuition or car needs to get to school

    Answer by amandaeastman at 12:19 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • After you get your books and tuition, you can use the rest of the money towards whatever you need for school. Yes, transportation needs could be included.

    Answer by mommy11260 at 12:26 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • For whatever you want as long as you get what you need for school.

    Answer by peace013 at 12:26 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • These ladies are right anything you need and remember you aren't working when you are in school and the grant helps make up for that as well

    Answer by twiggee at 12:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Whatever you need it for.

    Answer by Candi1024 at 12:33 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Cool :) Thanks ladies

    Comment by brandyj (original poster) at 12:37 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • It can be used for transportation (including car payment, insurance, gas), Housing (including rent/house payment, utilities, etc), Food, clothing, etc. In other words just about anything.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 12:59 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Oops, forgot to add that you can't buy illegal drugs with your pell grant (or any money you have for that matter). If you are ever charged with anything related to drugs then you can't receive the Pell Grant. I doubt this applies to you though, lol.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 1:02 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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