Double the Federal Pell Grant

2022 marked the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Pell Grant. The Pell Grant is a proven program that has been the foundation of federal student aid for decades, opening the doors of college and opportunity to lower- and moderate-income students. 

The share of college costs covered by the Pell Grant is at an all-time low. At its peak, the 
maximum grant covered three-quarters of the cost of attending a four-year public college. Now, it covers less than one-third of that cost.

Doubling the maximum annual Pell Grant award to $13,000 will help more students earn a degree, get a good-paying job, and ensure them greater economic mobility and a brighter future. Take action today!

Celebrate Pell's birthday and make a difference for current and future students today by advocating to #DoublePell. Here's how you can get involved: 

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