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Pell Grants Would Double Under New Legislation Introduced

June 28th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act would nearly double the maximum award for college students, the base of federal financial aid for over 6 million undergraduates. 

Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen along with other Senators and Congressmen co-sponsor the bill that would raise the Pell Grant to match rising costs of a college education. In Maryland, over 100,000 students receive an average of $4450 in a Pell Grant. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand explained the grant amounts could double in the coming years…