FAFSA/Pell Grant question
- 0Jul 9, '11 by heartnurse4Hello, all. I'm new to the site and had a quick fafsa question. I graduated last year with my ADN. I am planning on going back for my RN to BSN online. I have always been under the impression that, in order to be eligible for a Pell Grant, you cannot have a degree. I had a Pell Grant when I was in school for my ADN, very thankful for it. So I thought that I wouldn't be eligible for a Pell Grant to get BSN, because I already have a degree. However, I had a friend at work tell me that I was still eligible, because I didn't have my BSN. Only after obtaining a BSN are you considered ineligible for a Pell Grant. Does anyone have any experience or information that might clear this confusion up for me? Thank you in advance!
- 0Jul 9, '11 by heartnurse4Oh that is so good to hear! Thanks, Parker!
Okay then, one more question. On the fafsa, it asks, "When you begin college, what will be your grade level?" Then it lists these options:
Fifth year/other undergraduate
1st year graduate/professional
Continuing graduate/professional or beyond
What the heck am I? I graduated ADN from a two year community college. Does that make me a first year graduate? Or by "graduate", do they mean BSN, in which case I am an "undergraduate", since I don't have my BSN yet?
Thanks for your help. Trying to get this right so I can avoid any red tape later.