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