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Pell Grants

One and Done: A Proposal for a One-Time FAFSA

Millions of community college students leave grant money on the table because they don’t complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A new paper from the Center for American Progress shows that a one-time FAFSA policy could reduce students’ burden completing the FAFSA and help them better access financial aid.

The FAFSA Challenge

Even as policy experts work to make it easier to apply for federal aid, they need to avoid rhetoric that may scare students off, writes Justin Draeger.

More college students attending summer classes thanks to yearlong Pell Grants

Enrollment numbers at many colleges -- especially those in areas with less generous state aid -- show significant boosts in attendance in the first full summer since Congress restored year-round grants.

Second Chance Pell: A Community College Pilot Program Shows Success in Michigan

Evidence shows that individuals who receive education while incarcerated recidivate at lower rates.

Millions in Federal Grants for Community College Students Left on the Table

A significant percentage of community college students don’t receive the federal aid for which they may be eligible.

Seven Questions About the PROSPER Act Answered

The bill passed out of committee in late 2017, and may be considered by the full House in 2018.
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