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10 Things You Need to Know About Potential Pell Grant Cuts

Society & Culture  (tags: Budget, Pell Grant Cuts, college, student loans, financial programme )

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The federal grant largely benefits students from low-income families who struggle with the financial burden of college. Haggling in Congress will ultimately affect how much the program is impacted, but for now, here are few things you should know about...


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Kaye S (45)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 2:06 am

Fiona O (562)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 4:00 am
Pell grants for the poor to get an education should be hands off like Social Security. This Republican House is something to shame this country in the eyes of the world.

Carol H (229)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 4:37 am
noted, thanks Anna

Rachel D (57)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 12:01 pm
The pell grant cuts are proposed at the same time state support of higher education is getting cut and the cost of higher education keeps increasing. Loans and grants haven't kept pace with the rising educational cost for decades and actually cutting back Pell amounts is perverse.

Republicans and their corporate backers aren't even trying to disguise the class war they're waging against the working and middle classes.

Emily P (11)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 12:09 pm
Why is itt we always find money for new prisons, but we cannot find needed funding for those who want education instead of incarceration?

Susan Stebbins (11)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 1:23 pm
As a parent of a college student, who has two and a half more years, plus law school ahead of him, this is so distressing. Even now we struggle to help him, his work study is maxed out, and he is in debt from loans. I am disabled and on SS, my husband works two jobs, and we still have a hard time. I am beyond disappointed by this. There is always money for the never ending war, but now my child is facing a future of what? Debt forever, and what type of work when he manages to graduate? This is not the change I had in mind when I voted.

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 2:41 pm
You know what? If we just cut our Defense budget in half we wouldn't be seeing these cuts to students who will be our future leaders.

Trish K (93)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 6:59 pm
It looks to me like we will have to take to the streets again and protest against the wars, all of them. If we stopped funding wars and the dictators of other countries we would have a balanced budget and all children would be able to get a college education for free. See you in the street.

Ruth R (246)
Thursday February 17, 2011, 7:45 pm
nice comment Trish K.

Süheyla C (234)
Saturday February 19, 2011, 4:43 pm

Mary L (132)
Tuesday February 22, 2011, 5:41 pm
Pretty much only thing I need to know is the word cut in the same sentence as Pell Grant. Write and keep writing Take back the $700 billion first!

Robert H. (0)
Wednesday April 13, 2011, 10:23 am
Working in a small community college I see the abuse of the Pell grant system each year. The parking lot fills up each semester only to empty out the day after the checks are issued. Unless you make the people that get the grants pay back the money if they drop out of classes you are just wasting my tax dollars. Money to give an education to the poor is a great idea but the poor should be made to be responsible for taking the money and running.
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