Answers to Federal Pell Grant Program Sample Test

All tests will include a combination of multiple-choice and scenario-based questions. The following examples are similar in structure and scope to the questions that will appear on the test for this topic.

1. For Federal Pell Grant  purposes, a payment period beginning before July 1 and ending on or after July 1 of the same calendar year is a

    • module.
    • mini-session.
    • nonstandard term.
    • CORRECT: crossover payment period.

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2. Which one of the following types of programs must use Pell Formula 3?

    • Clock-hour programs
    • Nonterm credit-hour programs
    • CORRECT: Nonstandard term programs
    • Standard term programs

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3. For term-based credit-hour programs, the school must recalculate Federal Pell Grant awards under each of the following circumstances, EXCEPT when

    • the SAI changes as a result of verification, updates, corrections, or professional judgment adjustments to applicant data.
    • CORRECT: the cost of attendance changes, but enrollment status does not change.
    • actual or projected enrollment changes between terms in the same award year.
    • projected enrollment status changes during the payment period, and before the student begins attendance in all classes.

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Publication Date: 3/11/2024

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