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    Pell Grants

    Arvell Nelson stated that the money in the pictures was from a Pell Grant, at least someone in the media asked, but my question is did any of you get a Pell Grant and if so isn't the grant sent directly to the school and used as a credit or did any of you actually get a check that you cashed.
    Also he's got a full ride so why would he need a grant? I'm not ready to buy into the explanantion but thought I'd ask in case I'm wrong.

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    Re: Pell Grants

    If it's anyhting like loans then he got the money that was left over. In his case, since he's got a ride, he probably got it all back.

    I remember there was a certain day that loans were available. After ISU took their money you'd get a check for the remaining balance. There used to be a huge line to get those checks. Not sure if that's they way they do it now.



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    Re: Pell Grants

    Yes, this is true SuperCy. However, you can get it directly deposited into your account now. That is a good question - do any scholarship players receive loans? Why would they?



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    Re: Pell Grants

    I remember getting a check for about $4,500 and cashing it. The way I felt at the time, I can see Nelson wanting to flaunt it a little. Of course now, looking back, I wish I would've used it towards the rest of my tuition.



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    Re: Pell Grants

    I believe SuperCy is correct. Any surplus comes back to the student in cash. At least that's how it was done "back in the day".

    Still, I wouldn't buy his story.

    And...what's the story with Nelson and this DUI thing? Is he suspended as well?



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    Re: Pell Grants

    I'm glad to know that I wasn't the only one lined up at Beardshear waiting to get the money. It was almost like Nudie Magazine Day.



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    Re: Pell Grants

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I believe SuperCy is correct. Any surplus comes back to the student in cash. At least that's how it was done "back in the day".

    Still, I wouldn't buy his story.

    And...what's the story with Nelson and this DUI thing? Is he suspended as well?
    Aw, c'mon, 22, you're just being hard on Arvell. EVERYONE is getting their license suspended for driving drunk and then gettin arrested because they just keep driving.

    Being a criminal is all the RAGE these days among scholarship athletes, dontcha know?



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    Re: Pell Grants

    The surplus of any loans are now direct deposited into your checking account. It was like that all 4 years for me (2000-2004).



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    Re: Pell Grants

    I got a pell grant and it was no where near enough to cover what was bought


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    Re: Pell Grants

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    I got a pell grant and it was no where near enough to cover what was bought
    Yeah, but did you have a full ride?



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    Re: Pell Grants

    I thought Pell Grants were based quite a bit on need. Since he has his tuition, room and board paid for what is his needs? I guess books have gone up these days.



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    Re: Pell Grants

    Plus, if I'm not mistaken, those are twenties in those pictures. Why are we so worried about those guys flaunting like $200-300? I know it looks bad givin the credit card fraud, but come on, a few twenties?



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    Re: Pell Grants

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    Yeah, but did you have a full ride?

    Oh hell no. I was more than happy to get it. Since I got married, I was considered "poverty" and they gave me a grant


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    Re: Pell Grants

    Quote Originally Posted by Clone9 View Post
    Plus, if I'm not mistaken, those are twenties in those pictures. Why are we so worried about those guys flaunting like $200-300? I know it looks bad givin the credit card fraud, but come on, a few twenties?

    There was a close up picture w/ the money spread out. There were $50 bills in there.



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    Re: Pell Grants

    How do you get a pell grant if you are already on full scholarship? Don't they look at those things when granting money?


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