Pell Grants

The Gift Colleges Don't Want

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It is supposed to be a boon for colleges and students, the one major provision in federal legislation to reduce the budget deficit that makes it easier for higher education to swallow the unpalatable parts of the bill that cut benefits to students. After all, the proposed program would provide $3.75 billion in grant aid for students, a rare injection of new federal funds into higher education at a time of fiscal austerity and budget slashing.

A Grilling for Spellings

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Education secretary faces tough questioning from Senate appropriators on Bush budget for student aid and other programs.

A New Lobbying Year Begins

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Facing uphill climb, student group rallies on Capitol Hill for increased spending on grants and student aid.

Big Vote on the U.S. Budget

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Senate to consider $7 billion increase for education and health programs after rejecting bid to add $6.3 billion for Pell and voc ed.

No Pain, No Gain

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Educators consider how to make high schools more rigorous so low-income students can qualify for new federal grants for college.

Mixed Bag for Higher Ed

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House appropriations bill calls for $100 Pell Grant increase and level funding for programs White House proposed cutting.

No Surprises in House Spending Bill

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Appropriations Committee adopts $100 increase in the maximum Pell Grant award; flat funding for biomedical research is intact.

Democrats Unveil Affordability Plan

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State block grants, restructured tax credit centerpieces of a proposal aimed at increasing access to college.

Gripes About Grants

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Commenting on U.S. rules for 2 new student aid programs, college groups cite several major flaws.

Textbooks, Barriers and Aid Forms

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Federal advisory panel hears testimony on a range of topics relating to college access and affordability.

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