Pell News Room
Refer to the following links for local and national news coverage addressing the rising costs of education and the impact of Pell grants.
- "Undermining Pell"- Hundreds of public and private non-profit colleges expect the neediest students to pay an amount that is equal to or even more than their families' yearly earnings. As a result, these students are left with little choice but to take on heavy debt loads or engage in activities that reduce their likelihood of earning their degrees.
- "Low-Income Students Pay High Net Prices at Many Colleges, Study Finds" – Some experts have suggested that if more public institutions followed the high-tuition, high-aid model common among private colleges, low-income students would benefit.
- "Pell Grants Shouldn’t Pay for Remedial College" – Ambitious, low-income high-school students would know that if they want to attend college at public expense (probably their only option), they would first need to become "college-ready."
- "Simpson-Bowles: Reform Student Loans, Fund Pell Grants" – The New America Foundation, in sync with the Simpson-Bowles commission, endorses the latter’s new report claiming that necessary higher education reforms can create huge savings that can be better spent funding the Pell Grant program.