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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2022
Created in 1972, the Pell Grant program awards grants to low-income students to help pay for whatever accredited U.S. college they choose. Totaling $28.4 billion in 2019-20, the program is the most significant source of federal student aid for college. However, as the program turns 50 this year, many advocates are hoping to expand its reach and…
Descriptors: Grants, Federal Aid, Student Financial Aid, College Students
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Allman, Leah; Valentine, Ann; Valentine, Ethan – Community College Journal, 2012
Jane walks your hallways and those of many colleges and universities across the country. Angry, defiant, and frustrated, she is deeply in debt with college loans and without a single college credit to her name. "She's come undone," as the song says, and there is concern among the staff that she may well hurt someone. According to the…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Developmental Studies Programs, Student Financial Aid, Debt (Financial)
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Baime, David; Mullin, Christopher – Community College Journal, 2010
For community college students, the federal Pell Grant remains by far the most important student aid program. The U.S. Department of education now projects that 8.74 million students will receive Pell Grants in the 2011-12 award year, with approximately one-third of them attending community colleges--nearly 3 million students. As such, the Pell…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Federal Programs, Public Support, Student Financial Aid