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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.


 AACC Contacts

David Baime
Senior Vice President, Government Relations & Policy Analysis
Ph: 202.728.0200 x224

James Hermes 
Associate Vice President, Government Relations
Ph: 202.728.0200 x216

Laurie Quarles
Legislative Resource Associate
Ph: 202.728.0200 x249  

 ACCT Contacts

Jee Hang Lee
Director of Public Policy
Ph: 202.775.4450

Jennifer Stiddard
Senior Public Policy Associate
Ph: 202.775.6486


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