Today George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, released a statement about a study that shows Pell Grant use is higher than ever. It’s important to remember that Pell Grants go to the lowest-income students, so it’s a good sign that more students are using them.
But there has been some concern of late that while the Pell grant has been designated by The College Opportunity and Affordability Act to increase marginally over time, this won’t actually happen. The bad news is that because so many more people are using the Pell Grant, there’s fear that that the money allocated to the grants will be stretched too thin to amount to an increase for individuals.
Cross posted at Pushback.