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Updated cost projections for the Pell Grant program

New America points us to Pell Grant cost projections: The Congressional Budget Office this week released updated cost projections for the Pell Grant program – and the estimates show an unexpected surplus over the past several years. The figures are much awaited because they dictate what lawmakers must allocate to the program in the upcoming […]

Pell grant austerity

The House Appropriations Committee recently offered up a bill that would cut students’ Pell Grants – the cornerstone of the student aid system – by $44 billion over 10 years. The bill, if passed, would slash millions of students’ Pell Grants: completely eliminating grants for more than 550,000 students next year and for more than […]