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Pell Grants enable millions of students to enroll in college each year and help them earn college degrees. Congress provided $17 billion for Pell Grants in the debt ceiling legislation, the only program that received additional funds. This will help tremendously to maintain the maximum Pell Grant at $5,635, but the fight is not over. Take action today to protect the Pell Grant. 

Why Pell Matters

Pell Grants are essential to providing access to higher education for low-income students. The program now serves more than 9 million postsecondary students annually, the vast majority of whom come from families with very modest incomes. Community colleges strongly support the Pell Grant program, which each year helps approximately 3 million students pay for tuition, books, transportation, and living expenses.


 AACC Contacts

David Baime
Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Policy Analysis
202.728.0200 x224

James (Jim) Hermes
Associate Vice President, Government Relations
202.728.0200 x216

Laurie Quarles
Legislative Resource Associate
202.728.0200 x249

Jolanta (JJ) Juszkiewicz
Director of Policy Analysis
202.728.0200 x258

 ACCT Contacts

Jee Hang Lee
Director of Public Policy
Ph: 202.775.4450

Jennifer Stiddard
Senior Public Policy Associate
Ph: 202.775.6486


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