The Pell Grant is from the Department of Education to promote secondary education/ college to scholars from low income

The Pell Grant is from the Department of Education to promote secondary education/ college to scholars from low income, which means it does not have to be repaid. According to Federal Safety Net Pell Grants were started by “President L.B. Johnson who wanted to help needy college students, the first grants would give up students up to a thousand dollars”. To be eligible the grant takes into consideration the colleges tuition, family’s contribution, full time/ part time, and how long will the student be in school. Also, to be eligible the student should not have a bachelor’s degree prior to getting the grant or may be currently enrolled in a postbaccalaurette program but must have a high school diploma. To receive the grant some schools either pay the student directly or put the money into their school account. Students with the grant depending on the school would either get paid once per semester or twice per academic year. To apply just fill out FASFA, an online financial need-based application (U.S. Dept. of Education, 2015).
I recently found out that attached with the Pell Grants is something called ‘White Collar Crime’ and basically this is people stealing other individual’s information to get the Pell Grant, so they can use the money to do anything but go to college (Green and Dansley, 2014). My issue with this is that some people have accomplished to steal millions of dollars untouched until the government months or years later get ahold of it. The FASFA is said to be this excruciating mind-numbing piece of work to fill out asking for a bunch of unnecessary information when the only thing that they count is your finances. So, I would implement that the government take out questions that aren’t related to finances and information that doesn’t revolve around student’s financial needs. If people can scam the government out of millions, then clearly the FASFA needs to be rebooted
Unemployment Compensation
Unemployment Compensation aka Unemployment Benefits or Unemployment Insurance is paid for by the state to unemployed workers to provide a source of income until they can find a job. To be eligible an individual must have worked for a minimum amount of time and be actively looking for employment. According to Investopedia this program is “managed by state and federal governments and paid for by taxes”. In most states people get paid four hundred and fifty dollars a week, this varies by state.
The unemployment Compensation is a good program that provides for those that can’t help themselves and with the economy ever changing and the job market changing with it having programs like these make a big difference in providing some sort of safety net. I would not make any current changes.


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