Congress wants to weaken the Pell Grant program that helps parents and student afford college tuition. The Pell is important form of financial aid that allows millions of low income students to pursue their college education. What about the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)? The author does not elaborate on this Grant. Many students who are Pell Grant recipients will qualify for FSEOG. Many critics claim that programs like Pell increase the cost of college. Not true. What has increase the cost of college over the years is the vast availability of Federal Loans especially the Parent Plus Loan which parents can borrow as much as they want minus the aid originally offered each year.
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Congress Wants to Weaken the Pell Program. Here’s Why They Shouldn’t.
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