Adult Students Likely to be Ineligible for Pell Grant
At least 56 percent of adult students are essentially ineligible for student aid except for very small amounts of Pell grants and loan dollars. About 28 percent of these students are parents that head working poor families and earn less than 200 percent of the poverty threshold for a family of four ($45,000). Among these students, only about seven percent receive any federal, state, or institutional aid.
Source: Anthony Carnevale, Post Secondary Education as We Know It Is Not Enough: Why We Need To Leaven Postsecondary Strategy with More Attention to Employment Policy, Social Policy, and Career and Technical Education in High School, The Georgetown University and Urban Institute, January 15, 2010.