Pell Grants

Pell Proposal's Price and Politics

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There is no contest: By far, college officials' favorite element of the final report of the Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education is its clarion call for a major expansion of need-based financial aid, specifically in the form of a huge influx of funds into the federal Pell Grant Program.

Pell Grants Down, Tuition Up

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Decline in key program for poor is among worrisome aid trends in annual survey on college costs, which again outpace inflation.

Turning Blue from College Costs

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A partisan pollster said that young voters think Democrats can better confront the college affordability crunch.

Aiding Needy Students -- By Ending Pell?

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Senate tax hearing dominated by expressions of support for need-based assistance -- and an innovative but controversial proposal.

An Outline with Few Details

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Incoming chair of House education committee addresses -- quite generally -- higher ed issues for the year ahead.

Democrats Rally for Debt Relief

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Cuts to interest rates on subsidized loans, the new majority says, would be "the first step."

A Pleasant Budget Surprise

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Democratic plan for 2007 would increase maximum Pell Grant by $260 and provide $620 million in new funds for biomedical research.

Upping the Ante on Pell Grants

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White House proposes increasing maximum award to $4,600 in 2008 -- but may seek to finance rise with cuts to other student programs.

On the Offensive

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Stung by criticism, Education Department officials strongly defend Pell Grant plan and challenge data colleges have used to attack it.

How to Trim FAFSA's Fat

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The complexity of the federal financial aid process is among the more obvious, and ostensibly, fixable reasons  cited to explain why low-income students are far less likely to attend college than their peers. So far, despite efforts on multiple fronts, the system has proven to be somewhat intractable.

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