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Pell Grant Experiment

Pell Grant Experiment

The United States Department of Education has selected a handful of colleges across the country to participate in two very exciting and beneficial Pell Grant Experiments and Savannah Technical College has been chosen to participate.

The purpose of the experiments is to determine the impact of two different experimental expansions to the Pell Grant eligibility criteria for income-eligible students enrolling in occupational training and help inform policy officials on the effects of expanding Pell Grant access on educational attainment, student debt, employment, and earnings.

Experiment 1

Temporarily expands Pell Grant eligibility to students who already possess a bachelor’s degree and who enroll in a short-term vocational or career programs.

Experiment 2

Temporarily expands Pell Grant eligibility to students who enroll in certain short-term vocational or career training programs.

To be considered, you must:
1. Complete a Savannah Tech application for admission and be accepted to one of the programs listed below.
2. Complete the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and meet all federal eligibility requirements.

Selection Process

Eligible students who complete the FAFSA form and submit the Pell Grant Experiment Consent Form by the deadline will be forwarded to the Department of Education contractor for selection. In both experiments, the Department of Education will select the participants using a lottery method. While not every applicant will be chosen, the experiment creates an opportunity for a student, who would not normally qualify, to receive the Pell Grant.

Eligible Programs

Experiment 1

CATIA Technician Commercial Truck Driving
CISCO Networking Specialist Aircraft Assembly Technician
Health Care Assistant Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Human Resource Management Flux Core Arc Welder
Medical Coding/Insurance Data Entry Gas Metal Arc Welder
PC Repair and Networking Technician Gas Tungsten Arc Welder

Experiment 2

Commercial Truck Driving
Aircraft Assembly Technician
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Flux Core Arc Welder
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder

 

To learn more about the experiments, download the frequently asked questions.