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Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It Matters

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.