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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Pell Grant Program for Prisoners

Politics of Pell for Prisoners

Michael Stratford | July 29, 2015

The Obama administration’s plan to open up Pell Grants to some incarcerated students, which will be announced formally on Friday [Blogger's note: i.e., July 31], is already drawing criticism from some Republicans.

President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. Source:

The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday that the “limited pilot program” will operate under the experimental sites initiative, which allows the department to waive certain rules that govern federal financial aid.

<more at; related links: (Advocates Praise Federal Move to Restore Pell Grants For Prisoners. August 2, 2015) and (Feds announce new experiment: Pell grants for prisoners. July 31, 2015); further: (Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited. July 30, 2015)>

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