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Friday, August 21, 2015

Pell Grants

Billions in Pell dollars go to students who never graduate

And exactly what taxpayers are (or are not) getting for their investment is extremely hard to find

Sarah Butrymowicz | August 17, 2015

She was in the second semester of her freshman year at the University of California, Berkeley, when Monica Mata started to worry she might never make it to graduation.
But Mata managed to overcome academic struggles and personal challenges to reach her junior year, and now she’s confident she’ll graduate, thanks in part to help from a federal Pell grant based on her family’s low income.

If she does get to the finish line, she will avoid the fate of a huge proportion of her fellow recipients of federal Pell grants.

<more at; related links: (Behind the Headline: Billions in Pell Dollars go to Students Who Never Graduate. August 21, 2105) and (Americans making under $30,000 can already send their children to college for free; Urban Institute report calls for targeting parents in welfare programs. July 20, 2015)>

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