This Program Improved College Graduation Rates. So Why Was It Abandoned?
“A group of Democratic senators led by Mazie Hirono of Hawaii has introduced a bill to restore summer Pell Grants. Among other options being discussed by the House education committee is a ‘Pell Well’ of funds from which students could withdraw over the course of their educations, regardless of the time of year,” according to The Hechinger Report. “‘Higher education has changed pretty dramatically in the past decade,’ [NASFAA's Justin] Draeger said. ‘We’re talking about courses that don’t run on traditional schedules. Year-round Pell helps get at that.’”