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August 11, 2006

What’s a Pell Grant worth today?

Filed under: Education Finance, Higher Education — texased @ 10:15 am

Panel’s Report Urges Higher Education Shake-Up – New York Times:

The report recommended bolstering Pell grants, the basic building block of federal student aid, by making the program cover a larger percentage of public college tuition. That proposal could cost billions of dollars.

When I was in college in the 80’s, my Pell grant covered my tuition at UT Austin and my student loan and working ten hours a week covered my living expenses. I don’t think that happens anymore.

13 Comments »

  1. Hi,

    I read your post about Pell Grants, and thought you might like to know about http://www.GovBenefits.gov. It’s the official benefits Web site of the US Government and provides information on more than 1,000 programs including scholarships. The site also features a free online questionnaire to help determine eligibility. Interested readers can also visit http://www.GovLoans.gov, the sister site of GovBenefits.gov, to find information about Government loan programs, including educational reimbursement loans. I hope you find these sites helpful to your readers.

    Regards,
    Awais Sheikh

    Comment by Awais Sheikh — August 11, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

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