Pell Grants

Education has long been recognized as a primary means of improving one’s economic prospects. Today, a postsecondary degree or certificate has become increasingly necessary for earning a middle-class living. The last two decades have greatly heightened the demand for a highly educated workforce—and...
Largely as a result of reductions in state funding, Florida students today face higher costs in real terms to attend two- and four-year public colleges and universities than their counterparts did twenty years ago, forcing many of them to go into debt. In comparison to other states, however,...
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Just as a postsecondary education has become essential for getting a decent job and entering the middle class, it has become financially out of reach for many of America’s young people. State support for higher education has decreased considerably over the past twenty years, while financial...
This report examines how state disinvestment in public higher education over the past two decades has shifted costs to students and their families. Such disinvestment has occurred alongside rapidly rising enrollments and demographic shifts that are yielding more economically, racially, and...
Work-study for students and institutions alike is an invaluable program, especially given the high unemployment rates for college age students (some 15 percent of 18-24 year-old-students are still having a hard time finding work) and the unflagging rise in college tuition.  As far as...
Student aid has not kept up with increasing costs.  In 1980 the maximum Pell Grant covered 69% of attendance, today it covers 34%.
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