Pell changes could mean more eligible students, more money, more programs

From Hechinger report: “Three proposals now in play would transform the Pell grant as it approaches its 50th birthday. The proposals would expand eligibility to short-term certificate programs, increase grants by $400 and allow DACA students to apply for the first time…A new bill proposed by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., known as the JOBS Act, would greatly expand which programs are eligible for these federal funds. It would allow students to use Pell grant dollars on programs that are at least 150 clock hours over eight weeks — a change he says would serve as a “launching pad into the workforce.”

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