Pell Grant


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Pell Grant

A grant that the federal government offers to students based on financial need. A Pell grant may be used to pay for education expenses (up to $5,500 in 2010-2011) for a first bachelor's degree. One must file a FAFSA to become eligible for a Pell grant.
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Just because most Pell Grant recipients are low-income does not mean they would not succeed in college," the paper states, refuting what it cites as a common refrain among selective institutions.
I am proud that we were able to secure the reinstatement of year-round Pell Grants that will make it possible for students to continue their education year-round, providing flexibility and enabling them to join the workforce sooner.
Among the benefits of the program would be a significant savings for Pell Grant recipients, who by definition are low-income.
Vanessa Dowdy, Southwest Tennessee's recruitment director, says students who begin using Pell Grants in high school could run the risk of using up their six-year eligibility before they get their college diplomas.
During the most recent one-year period for which we have statistics, the number of Pell grant recipients at community colleges grew by 36.
The House-passed budget proposes to reduce the maximum Pell Grant by 15 percent or $865 - it also proposes to totally eliminate the FSEOG program.
A minor provision of the bill made prisoners ineligible to receive Pell grants.
President Bush Signs Legislation Expanding Pell Grants To Make College More Affordable For Our Nation's Students
What's happening is the Trump administration is working its way toward eliminating the Pell Grant program's rainy day fund," Dannenberg says.
The Pell Grant aims to include all capable students, providing social and economic mobility to those willing to work toward a degree and a career.
Chief among them is preservation and expansion of the Pell Grant program Here's a list of some of the items considered priorities by the American Association of Community Colleges and the Association of Community College Trustees:
It transforms the Pell Grant from a policy aimed at transforming lives to one that simply rewards students lucky enough to be born into situations where their families are able to seize good high-school educations for them.