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Pell Grant Commitment in 9th Grade Could Aid College Planning

14 February 2013 11 views No Comment

Feb. 15, 2013 – “Imagine that as early as 9th grade students know how much they can count on in federal grants to pay for college. Giving students a “Pell Promise” that would guarantee the amount of federal money available after high school graduation is among the policy consideration unveiled Wednesday by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. … There was a provision in the Higher Education Opportunity Act for a pilot project on an early federal Pell Grant commitment, but it was never funded, said Megan McClean, director of policy and federal relations for NASFAA, an 18,000-member organization of student-aid professionals,” Education Week reports.

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