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Author(s):Mercer, C
Title:Federal Pell Grant program of the Higher Education Act: Background and reauthorization
Organization:Congressional Research Service
Short Description:Among the issues that may be debated by the Congress during the HEA reauthorization process is the extent to which the Pell Grant program continues to act as the foundation for all federal need-based aid for undergraduates.
Annotation:Among the issues that may be debated by the Congress during the HEA reauthorization process is the extent to which the Pell Grant program continues to act as the foundation for all federal need-based aid for undergraduates. Concern has been raised about the diminished role that the Pell Grant may be playing.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
Borrowing/Student Debt
College Access Legislation
Financial Aid
Low-Income Students
Need-based Aid
Pell Grants

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