Stable funding of federal Pell Grants
, one of the nation's main financial aid programs for low-income students, would increase affordability and accessibility, according to many groups with a stake in higher education.
Using data from the 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2003-04, and 2007-08 administrations of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, these tables focus on trends in the receipt of federal Pell Grants
and among Pell Grant
We have data that tells us the percentage of a school's students on Pell Grants
, which is a good measure of a school's commitment to educating lower-income kids.
It also calls for a historic investment in college affordability: Together, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the president's budget provide about $200 billion in Pell Grant
scholarships ($1.6 billion in Pell Grants
to Massachusetts students) and tax credits over the next decade as a way for the president to meet his goal of an America that has the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.
More than 1,300 of the 4,000 UO students who receive Pell Grants
could see lower awards because of the change, which reduces the amount parents can claim for state and local taxes when figuring out their share of college costs.
Some of the issues that conferees already have addressed include funding for basic state grants and Pell Grants
. Bipartisan efforts in both houses produced a proposed $44.3 million boost in funding for basic state grants, which include vocational education funding.
Last week, the Department invited 44 postsecondary institutions to participate in an experiment that--for the first time--allows students taking college-credit courses to access federal Pell Grants
as early as high school.
During the reauthorization process, the AACC would like to see year-round Pell Grants
restored as well as a return of the ability-to-benefit program, which allowed students who had not obtained a GED to go to college.
Undocumented students remain ineligible for the billions of dollars in Title IV aid, including Pell grants
"He's doubled the investment in Pell Grants
. He's doubled the investment in tax credits for college.
The following are key study questions: (1) How have the legislation, regulations, and implementation of the programs changed?; (2) What percentage of students who met the Pell Grant
requirement for ACG and National SMART Grant eligibility also received an ACG or a National SMART Grant, and is this percentage increasing over time?; (3) What percentages of students who obtained 2006-07 ACGs and National SMART Grants were eligible for and received renewed awards the following year?; (4) What evidence is there that students were aware of the ACGs and National SMART Grants and knew what the requirements were?; (5) Is there any evidence to suggest that students who received ACGs or National SMART Grants were more likely to persist in college than students who received Pell Grants