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Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It Matters

The Pell Grant program provides millions of students with critical and necessary federal financial aid.

The Pell Grant program provides federal financial aid for low-income college students across the country. The program is a vital resource to students in pursuit of higher education. Investments in the program need to be protected, not cut, to ensure that low-income students continue to have a pathway through college and into the middle class.

Ben Miller is the Senior Director for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress.  

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Ben Miller

Vice President, Postsecondary Education

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