Pell grants

Pell grants

This brief explains why high-quality, short-term education and training programs that are part of a career pathway should be eligible for Pell grants.

Jan 17, 2018 | Report/Brief | Lauren Walizer

When state budgets are tight, Pell Grants can indirectly give states more financial flexibility to support the success of innovative state and local ideas. Conversely, cuts to Pell, or the failure to maintain current provisions such as tying the value of it to inflation, can have lasting negative impacts on the success of state postsecondary initiatives. This brief is designed to show examples of these linkages that may not be initially clear to policymakers.

Dec 6, 2017 | Fact Sheet | Carrie Welton

This fact sheet provides an overview of today's students and recognizes some of the barriers to success they face. It concludes with recommendations for improving access to public benefits for college students.

Jul 12, 2017 | Report/Brief | Lauren Walizer

This brief is designed to give advocates tools for understanding how the Pell grant program supports low-income students, who these students are, and the broader anti-poverty implications of underfunding this program.