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Unread 11-17-2011, 12:22 PM
 
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It depends on the school you go to ... but at most schools 3.25 isn't great. If we have a system with inflated grading, we mustn't accept B as a "great" average. Many universities give an A or B just for submitting a valid paper without any errors.
3.25 is average, it's not bad. Why does a student have to have a great GPA to qualify for Pell Grants? Other students can get a lower than average GPA and still get to attend school while poorer students are held to a higher standard to remain in school since sometimes a Pell Grant is all that's keeping the student in school.

Whatever GPA is necessary to keep a "regular" student in school should be the GPA necessary to keep Pell Grants.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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3.25 is average, it's not bad. Why does a student have to have a great GPA to qualify for Pell Grants? Other students can get a lower than average GPA and still get to attend school while poorer students are held to a higher standard to remain in school since sometimes a Pell Grant is all that's keeping the student in school.

Whatever GPA is necessary to keep a "regular" student in school should be the GPA necessary to keep Pell Grants.
If there was no Pell Grant, you could have attended a school like mine which would have funded you 100%. And you would have gotten a decent education for sure. There's other sources of funding available.
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Unread 11-17-2011, 12:42 PM
 
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If there was no Pell Grant, you could have attended a school like mine which would have funded you 100%. And you would have gotten a decent education for sure. There's other sources of funding available.
Sure and I would've attended a lower tier school and would most likely not gotten the job I have. Research shows that attending elite schools pays off for students from poor backgrounds though not for other students.

Besides that, how is that fair? So poor students should just resign themselves to attending lower ranked schools even if they're smart and talented enough to be accepted to Harvard?
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Unread 11-17-2011, 12:45 PM
 
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Sure and I would've attended a lower tier school and would most likely not gotten the job I have. Research shows that attending elite schools pays off for students from poor backgrounds though not for other students.

Besides that, how is that fair? So poor students should just resign themselves to attending lower ranked schools even if they're smart and talented enough to be accepted to Harvard?
My school that would have funded you 100% would have been good enough.... as good as any other school.

I agree with you, school matters.

Harvard has good funding as well.
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