Congress Wants to Weaken the Pell Program. Here’s Why They Shouldn’t

Publication date: Jun 10, 2015

Posted by Tom Sullivan on June 9, 2015.

As president of a public research university, one third of whose in-state students are Pell Grant recipients, I strongly oppose a provision in the proposed 2016 budget recently passed by Congress that would cap these grants for low-income students at 2015 levels for 10 years and make their funding discretionary rather than mandatory.

I oppose this legislation because I know the real human stories behind financial aid policy, stories of people like Miles Main, Mary Rowley and Antoine Williams.

Read the full article in Huffington Post.

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