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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
Sr. VP, Government Relations and Research
Ph: 202.728.0200 x224
dbaime@aacc.nche.edu

James Hermes
Dir., Government Relations
Ph: 202.728.0200 x216
jhermes@aacc.nche.edu

Laurie Quarles
Legislative Associate
Ph: 202.728.0200 x249
lquarles@aacc.nche.edu  

 ACCT Contacts

Jee Hang Lee
Director of Public Policy
Ph: 202.775.4450
jhlee@acct.org

Jennifer Stiddard
Senior Public Policy Associate
Ph: 202.775.6486
jstiddard@acct.org
 

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