Pell Grants enable millions of students to enroll in college each year and help them earn college degrees. Congress provided $17 billion for Pell Grants in the debt ceiling legislation, the only program that received additional funds. This will help tremendously to maintain the maximum Pell Grant at $5,635, but the fight is not over. Take action today to protect the Pell Grant.
Why Pell Matters
Pell Grants are essential to providing access to higher education for low-income students. The program now serves more than 9 million postsecondary students annually, the vast majority of whom come from families with very modest incomes. Community colleges strongly support the Pell Grant program, which each year helps approximately 3 million students pay for tuition, books, transportation, and living expenses.