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Author(s):McSwain, C., Cunningham, A., Erisman, W., and Merisotis, J
Title:Window of opportunity: Targeting federal grant aid to students with the lowest incomes
Organization:Institute for Higher Education Policy
Short Description:This report discusses the ability of specific policy options in strengthening the Pell Grant program to meet the significant financial needs of low-income students.
Annotation:This report discusses the ability of specific policy options in strengthening the Pell Grant program to meet the significant financial needs of low-income students. These policy options include: raising the appropriated maximum Pell Grant award; raising both the minimum and appropriated maximum Pell Grant awards; and adjusting federal need analysis to allow for a negative expected family contribution (EFC).
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access
Financial Aid
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives
Need-based Aid
Pell Grants

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