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Can you use your federal Pell grant to buy a car to get to school?

Blair Lewis

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Deborah Edwards on February 3, 2018

In reality yes you can. The Pell grant check is forwarded to you college of choice, however, if there is any amount of money that remains after tuition and a trip to the book store the rest the money is sent to you in a check. This only happens if you live outside of the school and consider that they need extra support for supplies and transmission. I've had a pell grant before and have had enough money for the purchase of a vehicle for travel to and from the university. However, do not take some time to get the check to get to you. So at first you may need to use the public transportation or rides from friends/family members until you receive the check.

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